Provision and the Early Years Curriculum.
Our curriculum and practice is led by the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. We learn through seven key areas of learning which include:
Three Prime Areas:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development: Making Relationships, Self Confidence and Self Awareness and Managing Feelings and Behaviour
Physical Development: Moving and Handling and Health and Self Care
Communication and Language: Listening and Attention, Understanding and Speaking
Four Specific Areas:
Understanding of the World
Expressive Arts and Design
In our Preschool, we focus on the prime areas to promote independence and self confidence, this will then enable children to be successful in the specific areas of learning.
When planning and guiding children’s activities, we reflect upon the different ways that children learn and include these in our provision. The 3 Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning are:
Playing and exploring – engagement
Finding out and exploring
Playing with what they know
Being willing to have a go
Active learning – motivation
Being involved and concentrating
Enjoying achieving what they set out to do
Creating and thinking critically – thinking
Having their own ideas
Choosing to do things
What are we learning about?
We started learning about the Winter. We've had 3 weeks of learning all about the weather and the animals who live in the Arctic and Antarctic.
It was lovely to have finally had some snow, just as we've finished the Topic. The children have had great fun out in the snowy weather!
We had an Eric Carle book focus during Spring 1 too
Spring 2 learning
How do we share our learning with home?
"Tapestry keeps you in touch with your child’s day wherever you are"
We are using Tapestry to share all the exciting things the children learn. It's also a great way for you to share with us things you do at home; evenings, weekends, holidays! Here are a few things you might like to share with us.
You might go to the park or have an exciting day out! What did you do? Who did you go with? Did you have fun?
Have you been for a walk or done something exciting in a forest? You might have collected sticks or looked for leaves and jumped in muddy puddles!
Did you do some baking? You might have made a delicious cake or some cookies! How did you make it/them? Did you help to weigh the ingredients? Did you recognise any numbers on the scales? How did the your baking creation taste?
We will share anything you upload during Show and Tell, this is more often than not on a Wednesday.