Our Early Years Curriculum provides opportunities and conditions for every High Meadow child to flourish in all aspects of their development. It provides a balance across all areas of learning and values each child’s efforts, interests and culture. It empowers the children to be the best they can be, embraces the diversity of our community and is captivating and engaging.
The Foundation Stage Curriculum (encompassing Nursery and Reception) is made up of seven areas of learning and development. These are divided into three prime areas and four specific areas.
The three prime areas are:
- Communication and Language
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Physical development
These are then supported by specific areas that strengthen the prime areas. The specific areas are:
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
The Early Years Foundation Stage team quickly get to know the interests of individuals and groups of children and are quick to harness enthusiasms for learning in active, inspirational and outdoorsy ways. Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage is practical, purposeful, creatively linked, active and open ended with visitors and visits enriching the curriculum regularly.
In our setting, a great deal of learning is initiated by the child and adults working alongside the children tirelessly to facilitate and help develop effective learning strategies such as:
- Being willing to have a go
- Being involved and concentrating
- Having their own ideas
- Choosing ways to do things
- Finding new ways
- Enjoying and achieving what they set out to do
We do have ‘starting points’ for each half term however, we are very much led by the children’s interests and learning needs and will amend them accordingly.
Find out about learning in the Reception Class at the moment by visiting out Reception Robins class page.