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Nursery Curriculum

In Nursery, we use the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum which is split into seven areas of learning and development. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected.

Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. These three areas, the prime areas, are: Communication and Language; Physical Development; and Personal, Social and Emotional Development. We must also support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. The specific areas are: Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the World; and Expressive Arts and Design.

Our curriculum is built around children’s individual needs, interests and stage of development of each child in our care (concentrating predominately on Development Matters 3 & 4 years old). We use this information to plan a challenging and enjoyable experience for each child in all of the areas of learning and development. This includes learning about the Characteristics of Effective Learning.

Please find below our overview of what we will be doing in Nursery this year.

Nursery Long term Plan 21-22

Nursery PE with ASM will be on Wednesday mornings.

To find out more about the current topic for this class and to view topic webs, please visit the class page here.