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Even the youngest pupils talk with confidence of the three Bible stories which exemplify the vision of achieving, believing and caring.

Siams, Jan 2020

EYFS Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Children’s personal, social and emotional development (PSED) is crucial for children to lead
healthy and happy lives and is fundamental to their cognitive development. Underpinning
their personal development are the important attachments that shape their social world.
Strong, warm and supportive relationships with adults enable children to learn how to
understand their own feelings and those of others. Children are supported to manage
emotions, develop a positive sense of self, set themselves simple goals, have confidence in
their own abilities, to persist and wait for what they want and direct attention as necessary.
Through adult modelling and guidance, they learn how to look after their bodies,
including healthy eating, and manage personal needs independently. Through supported
interaction with other children, they learn how to make good friendships, co-operate and
resolve conflicts peaceably. These attributes will provide a secure platform from which
children can achieve at school and in later life.
 
Children in EYFS follow some areas of Development Matters through topics that link to National Curriculum subjects, taught in Year 1 and Year 2. 
 
Click below to see how areas of Personal, social and emotional development progress from EYFS into KS1: