The Curriculum

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At Glebe Farm Nursery School we plan our curriculum by providing a starting point for children’s interests using our floor book to consult children and ensure their ideas are included.

Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum Guide for Parents (EYFS)

at Glebe Farm Nursery School

our aims are:

  • to support children to make a planned, confident transition from home to nursery
  • to provide a happy, caring, safe and secure environment for learning
  • to plan learning experiences that meet the individual needs and interests of the children through a balanced provision of adult led and child initiated opportunities
  • to support children to become competent and confident learners so they are able to reach their full potential
  • to provide a broad and balanced high quality curriculum in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage guidance
  • to foster positive home school links with parents and other care providers.
  • We follow The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum which came into effect in September 2012 and updated in September 2014. This framework is a means of ensuring high standards of early education and care that will reassure parents that their child’s development is being fully supported.
  • The EYFS underpins all future learning by supporting and fostering the children’s personal, social and emotional wellbeing. It encourages positive attitudes and dispositions towards learning in the children and promotes learning through play.

The Early Years Foundation Stage is divided into the following areas of learning:

Prime Areas

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Making relationships
  • Self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Managing feelings and behaviour

Physical Development

  • Moving and handling
  • Health and self-care

Communication and Language

  • Listening and attention
  • Understanding
  • Speaking

Specific areas

Literacy

  • Reading
  • Writing

Mathematics

  • Numbers
  • Shape, space and measure

Understanding the World

  • People and communities
  • The world
  • Technology

Expressive Arts and Design

  • Exploring and using media and materials
  • Being imaginative

At Glebe Farm Nursery School we plan our curriculum by providing a starting point for children’s interests using our floor book to consult children and ensure their ideas are included. We use observations of children’s learning and achievements to inform our future planning. Planning is differentiated throughout our nursery and activities are planned to aid smooth transitions continuity and progression. Curriculum planning is continually monitored for quality, relevance and effectiveness.