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Early Years Curriculum Overview

In the Early Years Unit we plan a range of topics over a two year cycle to ensure the children develop their skills and continue to be enthusiastic learners. The topics are chosen to meet the learning needs and interests of our children.

 

Early Years learning challenges children and encourages them to develop into independent, motivated learners and thinkers, full of curiosity about the world around them within a fun, happy and secure environment.

Within the Early Years Unit we have a caring team, which includes full-time teachers, a high level teaching assistant and Teaching Assistants. We focus on ensuring that children settle quickly and have a smooth transition into the unit and subsequently, from nursery into reception.

Our Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is based on seven areas of learning:

Communication and Language
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Physical Development
Literacy
Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
Creative Development
Knowledge and Understanding of the World
These skills and competencies will enable them to cope with the demands of later schooling and life generally.

Children are encouraged to explore, enquire and to take risks in an interactive hand-on environment. This includes the use of interactive whiteboards and computers, as well as dedicated high quality outdoor learning areas.

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