EYFS - Curriculum expectations
Most of the children at Leighton enter reception working on the 30-50months band in all areas of learning. Due to different rates of development some children come in below and above this. The government expect children to be working at ELG Early learning goal at the end of the year and class this as the age related expectation in terms of achievement.
Children who achieve ELG or above (exceeded) at the end of the foundation year in the Prime areas (Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Physical Development) and Specific areas (Literacy: Reading and Writing, Mathematics: Number and Shape, Space and Measures) are classed as having achieved a Good Level of Development (GLD). Children with a GLD have a solid foundation and have learnt and can apply the skills necessary in readiness for the Year one National curriculum.