Early Years Curriculum

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The Early Years Foundation Stage takes children through from birth to 5 years. In our school it forms the curriculum for the Nursery class and the first year in school in the Reception class.  The children progress towards achieving specific targets known as the Early Learning Goals by the end of the Reception Year. Children are expected to achieve the early learning goals by the end of the Reception year. The foundation stage curriculum has a strong emphasis on learning through play and has seven areas of learning and development:

Three Prime Areas

  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Communication and language
  • Physical development

Four Specific Areas:

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

Play is an extremely important part of early learning both in the classroom and outside. The Nursery and Reception children have their own separate outdoor learning environment so that the needs of the early years foundation stage can be met. The children from Reception share playtimes in the larger playground with the other children from the whole school.

Teachers from Reception and Nursery work closely together sharing topics, ideas and resources so that the children can build on previous learning and achieve a smooth transition as they move through the school.

Reception Curriculum:

Look at the Class Pages for further details of the topics being taught this term. If you require any further information about the Early Years Curriculum please contact your class teacher or make an appointment with the Head Teacher if you are not a member of our school.

CLICK HERE for Reception Curriculum Map 2016-17

CLICK HERE for Reception Curriculum Map Autumn 1 2017-18

CLICK HERE for Reception  CURRICULUM MAP Autumn 2 17-18 Aut 2

Nursery

We have a Nursery cohort which can cater for a total of 52 children aged 3-4 years on a part time basis (15 FREE hours & families may qualify for 30 FREE hours if they meet certain Government criteria). There are two part-time sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. A fully trained teacher assisted by a teaching assistant and other part time staff deliver the nursery education following the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Requests for regular additional non funded sessions (and all day care) will be considered if there is availability for which there would be a charge (see Nursery Charging Policy).

Nursery Organisation              

The nursery is well equipped and organized into different areas. Equipment, resources and materials are accessible to the children, and they are encouraged to get things out for themselves as well as helping to tidy up. The children have opportunities to initiate their own learning, work independently or with others and to work with the supporting adults.

Look at the Class Pages for further details of the topics being taught this term. If you require any further information about the Early Years Curriculum please contact your class teacher or make an appointment with the Head Teacher if you are not a member of our school.

CLICK HERE for the Nursery Curriculum 16-17

CLICK HERE for the Nursery Curriculum Map 17-18

CLICK HERE for Nursery Charging Policy 17-18