Prime Areas

Learning and Development

Children are developing all the time and their learning reflects this. So, for example, when a child can pull themselves up to stand they can suddenly reach things they couldn’t get to before, or when they learn new words they begin to label objects such as a ball or a drink, or ask questions ‘what’s that?’.
The Revised EYFS uses the term Learning and Development to describe seven areas of learning. These are all related to each other; however they are divided into Prime and Specific Areas.

The prime areas are important because they lay the foundations for children’s success in all other areas of learning and of life.

Prime Areas:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development