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Our Curriculum

“The term curriculum is used to describe everything children do, see, hear or feel in their setting, both planned and unplanned." - Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage. We operate fully within the Early Years Foundation Stage framework (EYFS April 2017)

 

 Aims    Our carefully planned curriculum is tailored to the needs of the individual child allowing every child to progress successfully through the EYFS and foster a love of learning. Through skilful observation and assessment, well planned activities and opportunities the staff encourage children to gain skills with the minimum of pressure and lots of fun.

A balance of child-initiated and adult-led activity encourages the children to be successful through play and exploration. We aim for children to be well prepared for their next stage and we support every child to make excellent progress in relation to their different starting points.

We aim to provide a challenging and enjoyable environment where staff support children’s learning and look for ways to extend their knowledge and interests by offering open-ended and curious resources to inspire children to engage deeply in their work.

We use open ended questioning to promote active learning and critical thinking, increasing the ability of children to offer appropriate responses and extend their own learning. The curriculum of the EYFS underpins all future learning by promoting and developing three prime and four specific areas.

 Prime areas:

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

 

Specific areas:

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

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