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Our Curriculum

Our Curriculum:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development – Children are supported in developing confidence. They are encouraged to work independently and to take part in the life of the group. Through a range of activities, conversations and practical examples they are encouraged to concentrate, persevere, share, co-operate and turn take with others.

Communication and Language and Literacy – In a text rich environment opportunities are provided to develop speaking, listening, reading and mark making. Children are encouraged to extend their vocabulary and fluency by talking and listening and by hearing and responding to stories, songs and rhymes. Our well stocked book corner gives the children opportunity to become familiar with books and learn how to handle them and be aware of their uses.


Mathematics – A wide range of mathematical experiences are provided. By means of adult supported practical experience, children become familiar with sorting, matching, counting and sequencing, which form the basis for early mathematics. As the children develop their mathematical understanding they are assisted to learn and use mathematical language, identifying shapes, size, position and number.


Expressive Arts and Design – The children are encouraged to use a variety of resources and techniques to express themselves. Art equipment including paint, glue and ‘junk’ (old boxes and plastic containers) can be used for them to explore texture, shape and colour and help develop their skills in painting, drawing and collage. Children join in with music and stories and there are opportunities for imaginative role play using our home corner (which changes weekly) and dressing up clothes.


Physical Development – A range of activities are provided both indoors and outdoors to encourage the children’s physical development. Adult supervision enables the children to develop increasing skill and control in moving, climbing and balancing. Fine motor skills are developed to help the children use tools, including pens and pencils and to handle small objects with increasing control and precision.


Understanding the World – A safe and stimulating environment allows children to explore and experiment with a range of natural and manufactured materials. They learn to recognize differences, patterns and similarities. Children are assisted in exploring and understanding their environment, within the group and the wider community. A range of equipment enables children to extend their technological understanding, using simple tools and techniques to achieve their intentions and solve problems.