|We will promote care, learning and play through planned experiences and activities that are challenging but achievable.We will:-|
|Build positive relationships with adults and other children;Encourage children to try activities and explore and experiment;
Support children’s learning;
Organise resources to reflect the ages and abilities of children;
Encourage social, emotional and personal development;
Work towards the Early Learning Goals
|The Foundation stage starts when they begin in the Nursery class and finishes when they leave the Reception class. During their time in the Foundation Stage, your children will be following the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.|
|The curriculum is split into 6 areas of learning, each of which has equal importance. The six areas are:|
|Personal, social and emotional development
– this includes helping them to develop independence, self-confidence, their relationships with others, self-control and self-esteem.
|Communication, language and literacy
– this includes developing their speaking and listening skills, as well as their reading and writing skills.
|Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy
– this includes developing their; counting skills, calculating skills and an understanding of shape, space and measures.
|Knowledge and Understanding of the World
– this includes the areas of science, ICT, geography, history, RE and design and technology, but all taught in a practical, ‘hands on’ way.
– this includes developing their fine motor skills, such as using tools, scissors, etc, as well as their PE lessons.
– this includes art, music, dance, drama and developing their use of imagination.
|The work is planned around a central topic, so that all the work is linked. The majority of your child’s learning will take place through play-based activities. Young children are much happier when they are ‘doing’ and they remember much more when they have actually found things out for themselves, rather than being told.
At the beginning of each term you will receive an overview of the work to be covered in that term. There will also be a parent’s evening each term, where you will have the chance to discuss your child’s progress with their class teacher.