Children learn by exploring the world using all of their senses, investigating and applying new ideas to their learning. Our curriculum encourages this, through a wide range of interactive, first-hand activities, both indoors and outdoors. Our aim is to treat each child as an individual and children are encouraged to be independent, confident, self-disciplined and socially aware. There are a combination of adult led and child led learning activities, based on the seven areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, with clear progression and challenge from Nursery to Reception.
Children in the EYFS should mostly develop the three prime areas first. These are:
- Communication and language;
- Physical development;
- Personal, social and emotional development.
These prime areas are those most essential for children’s healthy development and future learning. As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in four specific areas. These are:
- Understanding the World;
- Expressive arts and design.
Staff are continuously observing and assessing the children and use this information, along with knowledge of the children’s interests, to plan for future learning.