at Cheekie Monkeys

at Cheekie Monkeys

EYFS Specific Areas

The specific areas further build on and happen after the essential prime area elements have been embedded. All 7 areas are therefore focussed on in our Cheekie Chimps Room (2-5 years).


Literacy development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children are given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems and other written materials) to ignite their interest.


The Children at Cheekie Monkeys will be supported in developing their understanding of Mathematics in a broad range of contexts in which they can explore, enjoy, learn, practice and talk about their developing understanding. We will provide them with opportunities to improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces and measures.

Understanding of the World

Here at Cheekie Monkeys children will be supported in developing the knowledge, skills and understanding that help them to make sense of their physical world and their community. They will be given opportunities to explore, observe, and to find out about people, places, technology and environment.

Expressive arts and design

At Cheekie Monkeys we will support the children’s curiosity, exploration and play. They will be provided with opportunities to explore and share their thoughts, ideas and feelings, for example, through a variety of art, music, movement, dance, imaginative and role- play activities and design and technology.