Nursery 2018 - 2019
Welcome to Nursery
Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum
Nursery children follow a different curriculum from the rest of the school. Our Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum has seven areas of learning which are divided into Prime Areas(Communication and Language, Physical Development, and Personal, Social and Emotional Development) and Specific Areas (Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World, and Expressive Arts and Design).
We promote a curriculum that gives high priority to children’s social and emotional well-being; we know that they learn best when they feel valued, relaxed and secure.
We set high expectations of the environment, both indoors and out. The quality of resources and organisation of the environment need to inspire the children to work creatively, help them feed their imagination, and promote communication and expression.
We have high expectations of the children and their behaviour. Children who know how to use our indoor and outdoor environment appropriately will engage in more challenging and creative activities; they will be ready to learn. Teaching them how to be ‘part of the class’ and how to play happily with everyone is a sensitive task but a very important one.
We also have very high expectations of all the staff working with your children. The adults are responsible for the children’s learning and the environment in which they play. We try to develop a culture in our classrooms, and outside, which allow children’s ideas to thrive and challenges their thinking. We encourage them to ask questions, work things out for themselves, think creatively and solve problems, and talk about what they are doing and reflect on their ideas.
We will be introducing new stimuli, demonstrating skills, modelling language and behaviour and documenting their learning.
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