Curriculum

Curriculum 2019/2020

In Pre-School, Nursery and Reception the curriculum is based on Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The EYFS sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old.

There are seven areas of learning within the EYFS which are:

Prime areas

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

Specific areas

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Although all of the areas of learning are important, the prime areas are crucial for laying the foundations for success in future learning.

The EYFS also promotes the ‘Characteristics of Effective Learning’ which guides staff to reflect on the different ways in which children learn. The characteristics of effective teaching and learning are:

  • playing and exploring – children find out and explore, play with what they know and are willing to ‘have a go’
  • active learning – children get involved and concentrate, keep trying and enjoy achieving what they set out do
  • creating and thinking critically – children have their own ideas, make links and choose ways to do things

Here are some links to the EYFS documents:

https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2017/03/EYFS_STATUTORY_FRAMEWORK_2017.pdf

https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Development-Matters-FINAL-PRINT-AMENDED.pdf

https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/what-to-expect-when-1.pdf

 

The staff use their knowledge of the children’s individual needs, interests and stage of development to plan a broad and balanced curriculum which encompasses all of the areas of learning.

Below you can see the curriculum overview for this half-term. This is updated every half-term so please keep checking back!

 

Nursery

Welcome back, we hope you have had a lovely break!

Nursery Curriculum Overview

If you would like to discuss the topic or your child’s learning in more detail please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s teacher.

We are looking forward to an exciting term ahead!

Nursery Team

 

Reception

Welcome back, we hope you have had a lovely break!

Reception Curriculum Overview

If you would like to discuss the topic or your child’s learning in more detail please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s teacher.

We are looking forward to an exciting term ahead!

Reception Team