Curriculum

Curriculum

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The Children in the nursery follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS). This is a framework for learning, development and care for children from birth to five. It is divided into three Prime area of learning and development:

  1. Personal, Social and Emotional development
  2. Physical development
  3. Communication and Language development
  4. And four specific areas of learning and development:
  5. Literacy
  6. Maths
  7. Understanding the World
  8. Expressive Arts and Design

We use this curriculum framework to help us observe and plan for your child following their own particular needs and interests.

Outdoor Play

The Early Years Foundation Stage states that children must have access to outside provision all year round. Children enjoy playing outside in all weathers, including rain, and benefit in many ways, including:

  • Learning to take risks and try new activities
  • Exploring the natural environment
  • Having the opportunity and space to run, skip, hop and jump around
  • Developing independence
  • Increasing knowledge of wildlife, plants, the weather, seasons etc.
  • Developing physically, mentally and spiritually
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The curriculum experience is different outside and research shows that young children benefit from outdoor play as they tend to learn from hands on experiences. Children can develop their vital gross motor skills by running, climbing, balancing etc. Fresh air and exercise are proven to be good for the development of the brain and for a general feeling of wellbeing.

Parental Information About The Curriculum

At the beginning of each term, parents receive a Topic Overview that provides details about the learning that will take place during that term and what you can do at home to support your child’s learning.

An overview of the school’s curriculum is available from the school office or via the website.

Session start and finish times

The nursery day begins at 9:15am and ends at 12:15pm.