The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the statutory framework that sets the standards that we must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It gives children the broad range of skills that provide the foundation for future progress throughout school and life. These skills have been linked to topics to provide meaningful, relevant and memorable learning experiences for the children so they can apply their skills and knowledge to a range of experiences leading to a strong understanding of concepts. Where there is not a natural link to a topic, the learning will be taught discretely. Throughout Year R there is a balance between teacher directed activities and activities initiated by the children themselves.