Curriculum Early Years

Early Years Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception)

Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception) follow the Early Learning Goals.  These are organised as six areas of learning:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Developing confidence and independence while learning to concentrate and to enjoy sharing as part of a group

Click HERE to see how this forms part of our wider PSHE curriculum overview.

  • Communication, Language and Literacy

Communicating with one another and developing skills in talking, listening, reading and writing

  • Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy

Using ideas about number, quantity, measurement, shape and space

  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Investigating and beginning to understand the things, places and people around them

  • Physical Development

Improving control and co-ordination of their bodies while learning to move and to handle equipment

  • Creative Development

Finding ways to communicate using colour, shape, sound, texture, movement and stories

The school uses Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised as its SSP (Systematic Synthetic Phonics) programme.