We provide a rich and exciting play based curriculum which encourages children to be the best they can be.
Learning takes place indoors and outdoors in our Nursery. Each classroom provides different areas of play, the hall is allows for extra experiences and the playground is open to explore. Remember, Language and Literacy, Mathematics and Numeracy are everywhere. And of course, the world is ALL around us.
Jigsaws and table-top games
In the hall
Art and craft corner
In the playground
Small world play
The structure we use to teach the children
Personal Social and Emotional Development
This area of learning is of the utmost importance for young children in all aspects of their lives. It is about children’s emotional well-being, them understanding who they are, respecting others and their environment, forming and sustaining relationships, beginning to understand emotions and about developing positive dispositions to learn. Good personal, social and emotional development gives children the best opportunity for success in other areas of learning
Language development is crucial to living and learning and is concerned with more than the growth of vocabulary. Language is used to communicate with others, to share and express feelings, to give and obtain information, and to understand ideas and develop thoughts. Children bring to the pre-school setting their own experiences of using language. Value these existing language skills and use them as a starting point. Help children to communicate confidently with adults and other children and express their own needs, ideas and feelings
Early Mathematical Experiences
Mathematical concepts are important for everyday life and they develop slowly in the young child. Children need opportunities to re-visit activities and to experience mathematical ideas in many different contexts. Staff in the pre-school setting should seek to extend, informally, the mathematical experiences the children have already had in their home environment. These could include matching socks, putting away shopping or setting the table.They should be made aware of opportunities during play and daily routines to promote the development of mathematical language and concepts
Physical Development and Movement
Children enjoy physical play both indoors and outdoors. They revel in freedom of movement and in play that is inventive, adventurous and stimulating. Physical play that involves, for example, running, jumping, climbing, skipping, hopping, balancing, kicking, striking, throwing and catching helps children to develop balance, control, co-ordination and an awareness of size, space and direction. During physical play, children can observe things from different perspectives by, for example, looking at things from the top of a slide or from under a bench.
Being creative is about making new things, taking risks and experimenting, coming up with new ideas, solving problems and coping with uncertainty. Creative play not only helps foster these skills, but it can also assist with emotional development, promote aesthetic awareness and is an avenue for self-expression. Children need encouragement and stimulation by adults to help them express their ideas, extend their creativity and develop originality of thought. They also need opportunities to explore and share those thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of art and design, music, movement, dance, dramatic and role-play activities where they are encouraged and supported by adults.
The World Around Us
From their earliest days, children try to make sense of their world. They are naturally curious about their environment and the people around them and frequently ask questions. They enjoy using their senses to explore the immediate indoor and outdoor environments. Through their natural curiosity and by providing them with a wide variety of activities and experiences in play, children begin to develop a range of skills and concepts including observation, experimentation and free exploration of their surroundings.
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