For children in their reception year we follow the Government’s 2012 Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. The children’s learning and development is taught through seven areas of learning.
Three Prime areas:
1. Communication and Language
2. Physical Development
3. Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Four specific areas:
6. Understanding the World
7. Expressive Arts and Design
We develop the children’s learning through all these areas both inside our classroom and outside in our well-equipped courtyard. We pride ourselves on child initiated learning. This approach involves really getting to know the children as unique individuals and allowing them to help us plan our provision and the themes that we cover. By allowing ourselves to follow the interests of the children we find that the children become highly engaged and motivated when learning.
As part of our curriculum we really emphasise the characteristics of learning, the dispositions and attitudes that enable children to be successful learners. We value perseverance, team work, curiosity and fun. We want our children to believe they can be fantastic in all that they do. We hope that this skill of recognising the qualities of a successful learning will travel with them throughout their life; making our children Life Long Learners.