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EYFS

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) was founded on four fundamental principles. In its development, Project Bubbles sought to ensure that all of these principles were upheld and indeed promoted through its ideas, activities, tools and resources. Project Bubbles has been rigorously tested in Early Years settings all over England, principally so that its efficacy in aiding compliance with the EYFS was proven.

A Unique Child

Project Bubbles recognises that children are individual and that they develop in different ways and at different rates. As such, it offers a wide variety of both group and individual activities that are adaptable and flexible as well as stimulating and fun.

Through its stories, songs and activities, Project Bubbles has developed a policy of universal inclusion. The Project Bubbles characters can be matched to the social and cultural mix of children in your care, ensuring that no child or family is discriminated against.

There are also several activities and stories which promote the physical and psychological well-being of young children with an enduring respect for all.

Positive Relationships

By motivating the childcare professional and providing them with new ideas and exciting, modern resources as well as tools which promote professional reflection, many practitioners will find that they are encouraged to carefully consider their relationships with the children in their care and reflect on their own practice, as nothing is more important to young children (and indeed their parents) then feeling that they are at the heart of warm, trusting relationships.

Home is the first and arguably the most important place of learning and parents’ roles in this should be respected and reinforced.  Project Bubbles uses many tools to ensure consistent, useful parental communication, including sending music CDs of the music that the children listen to at the setting home, parent’s pages showing the types of objectives that have been attempted at the setting – this gives parents an opportunity to support children’s learning and shows that the relationship between the setting and the home is open and transparent.

Enabling Environments

Project Bubbles offers flexible planning and observation tools.  All planning should start with observation and leave room for adaptation. It should also be consistent and available for use by all practitioners.  Project Bubbles helps you to create a stimulating and challenging environment through its resources by producing resources that change every month, or that offer a new perspective of a familiar concept (such as a work of art showing an autumnal scene).

By suggesting activities that include the objective of introducing the community, Project Bubbles gives children a sense of the wider world and their place within it.

Learning and Development

“In their play, children learn at their highest level”.  This concept is fundamental to the construction of Project Bubbles and its success depends on it.

For those of you using the EYFS, you will see that the activities suggested each month can easily be fitted into the six areas of learning of the EYFS.  However, to assist you further with this, we have created a “Project Bubbles and the EYFS” handbook, which usefully divides all of the activities into a table under the six headings.  You will receive this handbook with your Project Bubbles Resource Pack, or you can request a copy be e-mailing: info@projectbubbles.com

Project Bubbles and the 6 areas of learning

Project Bubbles Resource Packs are designed to help childcare practitioners implement a development plan to comply with the requirements of the EYFS.

This is a sample of Project Bubbles Age 3-4 themes and how they relate to the EYFS six areas of learning. In the Practitioners Manual, under every theme, there are hundreds more activities, games, stories and songs.

 

UNIT 1 – DEVELOPMENT PLANNING

Personal Social and Emotional Development
Communication, Language and Literacy
Problem solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
Knowledge and Understanding of the World
Physical Development
Creative Development
Developing good hygiene and healthy habits -washing and drying hands and face
Having a growing vocabulary - naming and identify the parts of the body
Differentiating between hard and soft objects
Getting to know the sense of touch
Walking forwards and backwards
Interpreting images
Saying please and thank you
Singing songs
Placing objects inside and outside
Putting on and taking off an item of clothing
Staying balanced on one foot
Drawing vertical lines
Moving independently in their immediate environment
Getting to know and appreciate stories and poems
Identifying the circle
Getting to know the fruits of autumn
Threading beads on a string
Using different artistic techniques -Colouring in with crayons
Understanding and appreciating the value of “cooperation”
 
Discovering and using the concept of “one”
Getting to know the season of autumn
Tearing small pieces of paper
Getting to know the colour red
 
 
 
 
Fastening and unfastening buttons
 
Beginning to be interested in the texture of things.

 

You can download a FREE SAMPLE of the monthly plan from this website.