If your child is in their first year of school or goes to a nursery, pre-school or childminder, your child will be following a curriculum called.
Seven areas of learning
There are seven areas of learning. The areas of development are split into two groups: Prime and Specific. The prime areas are the ones that have been shaded in the chart.
|Area of learning||What it covers|
|Prime areas of learning|
|Personal, social and emotional development||Skills that your child needs to make friends, feel good and behave appropriate for their age|
|Communication and language||Skills that your child needs to talk, listen and to understand others|
|Physical development||Skills that your child needs to move safely, use their hands and also to take care of themselves|
|Specific areas of learning|
|Literacy development||Skills and knowledge that your child will need in order to read and write later on|
|Mathematical development||Skills and knowledge that your child is needed for your child to understand and apply simple mathematical concepts|
|Understanding the World||Skills and knowledge to help your child with later science, history and geography|
|Expressive arts and design||Skills and knowledge to help your child later with drama, art and music|