We are dedicated to supporting the personal, emotional and individual needs of our children and these remain at the heart of our curriculum approach.
We offer an engaging and nurturing environment which is largely play based including whole class and group directed sessions. We have a free flow environment using indoor and outdoor classrooms and encourage children to be independent and make their own decisions.
Following the Statutory Framework for the EYFS we have created a curriculum based on the programmes of study. We have devised outcomes and provision based on the needs and interests of our current cohort of children using our observations of them within play, conversations with parents, pre-school transitions and knowledge of our local community.
We understand each child is an individual so teaching and planning responds within the moment to reflect the current developmental needs of each child.
Our provision and resources are carefully planned to meet the needs of all children by providing them with opportunities to explore, develop and embed new skills. Adults support within in the environment to move learning on through play as well as directed teaching of phonics and maths.
Year R Provision
Area of Learning (Intent)
Communication & Language
Children will use new vocabulary and communicate with confidence. They will build positive relationships, form friendships and learn by listening, talking and questioning.
Personal, Social & Emotional Development
Children will recognise and communicate their feelings. Children are provided with experiences and support to help them develop a positive sense of themselves and of others.
Children will develop skills to become independent and effective learners.
Children will develop the gross and fine motor skills needed to have an active lifestyle and build the muscle strength required for writing.
Children will become better listeners, readers and communicators. Children will use their phonic knowledge to read and write simple sentences.
Children will be confident to explore and understand numbers to ten and they will develop skills such as problem-solving and reasoning.
Children will recognise and describe shapes and patterns within their environment.
Understanding the World
Children will develop a love of life and our world and be able to make sense of their physical world and their community. They will be able to talk about why things occur and how and why things change. They will develop an understanding of the past and learn how other children are different to them. They will be able to identify different types of technology and what they are used for.
Expressive Arts & Design
Children will develop their imagination, creativity and ability to use different medias and materials. Children will explore music by combining and changing sounds. Children will gain confidence to perform in front of others.
Theatre company visit
Eid al-Fitr day
Children will have exposure to opportunities and will experience the awe and wonder of the world in which they live, through the seven areas of learning.
Reception Year (YR or Early Years)
The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum consists of the prime areas
And also the specific areas