Early Years Foundation Stage Learning
The Nursery also enjoys secure and wonderful outdoor areas, which the children are able to use throughout the session and are free to choose from indoor and outdoor activities. This allows the children the opportunity to explore new and exciting experiences.
You may also have other questions which may be answered in the information below:
why is nursery so important?
Play and exploring – children investigate and experience things and have a go.
Active learning – children concentrate and keep trying if they encounter difficulties and they enjoy their achievements.
Creating and thinking critically – children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas and develop strategies
what is the early years foundation stage?
What will the children be learning?
There are 7 areas of learning covered by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum. These are divided into three prime areas and four specific areas. The prime areas are:-
Communication and Language
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
The specific areas are:-
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design Communication and Language
The early years framework is broken down into 3 areas:
- Characteristics of effective learning; playing and exploring, active learning and creating and thinking critically.
- Prime areas of learning; communication and language, physical development and personal, social and emotional development.
- Specific areas of learning; literacy, mathematics, understanding the world and expressive arts and design.
By the end of the year, all children will be securing the foundations required to work with our whole school curriculum drivers:
It is vital that we nurture the natural curiosity of our children, enabling them to become independent in thought and action and encouraging them to imagine, enquire and question. We will give children opportunities to think critically, by solving problems and making choices.
It is important that children make links from school to the local and wider communities; through developing and experiencing positive relationships and celebrating diversity, therefore equipping them with the skills to become valued members of society.
Pupils in our schools will develop the skills necessary to articulate their own thoughts, ideas and feelings successfully in a range of forms. Tolerance and respect towards of others’ differing points of view will be modelled with a culture of acceptance.
We recognise the responsibility we have for the physical development and well-being of our children. We believe that a curriculum rich in sport and physical activity along with participation in positive competition develops confidence and resilience and allowing them to manage real risks.