Our Curriculum

We plan a huge variety of activities for the children to engage in and learn through in our environment. We take the time and care to plan and prepare exciting opportunities for the children in Preschool. 



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

The three prime areas are crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning and we focus on developing these through creative and exciting learning opportunities in our Preschool. In turn, the three prime areas are strengthened and applied through the four specific areas.

We deliver learning experiences through engaging, small group adult/teacher led activities and the children also have lots of opportunities to learn through their own child initiated activities too. 

Our aim to create a safe learning environment where children are settled and confident to learn and have fun! 


Characteristics of Effective Learning 

Children learn and develop in different ways and at their own rates. Their personalities and characterists influence how they learn, grow and play. The Early Years Curriculum promotes children's characteristics and recognisies that developing traits can help children to succeed.

We can help children become even more powerful 
learners through three Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning:

playing and exploring - is about engagement; finding out and exploring, playing with things I know.

"I investigate and experience things, and ‘have a go’."



active learning – focuses on having the motivation to learn. Chidlren keep trying and concetrate, they want to achieve!

"I concentrate and keep on trying even when I encounter difficulties. I enjoy achieving."  



creating and thinking critically – How do we think? How do children choose to do things, do they have ideas and can they make links between experineces and other learning opportunities they have done before? 

"I am learning to develop my own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things." 



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Stapeley Broad Lane
C of E Primary School

Broad Lane, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 7QL

Headteacher | Jen Holden