The Early Years Curriculum takes the children from birth to 5 years old, it is split into 7 areas, 3 Prime areas and 4 Specific areas.
Personal, Social and Emotional
Communication and Language
Understanding the World
Expressive arts and Design
Speaking: This is where children's vocabulary is developed, introducing them to a wider range of words. Also encouraging children to speak in longer sentences to share their ideas and experiences. In Nursery examples of how this is delivered is through singing and reciting a wide variety of nursery rhymes, the use of story maps to retell familiar stories, and sharing books on a daily basis talking about the story. Our first story map will be introduced after October half term.
Gross Motor skills is developing children's core strength and balance, allowing them to:
Use large muscle movements and move their body in different ways.
Remember a sequence of movements.
Ride bikes and scooters.
Kick and catch large balls.
Independently match their skill to a task or activity. (e.g. Deciding whether to run, walk or crawl over a plank)
Collaborate with others when moving heavy objects.
Play is essential for children's development , building their confidence as they learn to explore, relate to others, set their own goals and solve problems. Children learn by leading their own play, and by taking part in play which is guided by adults.
Practitioners within Nursery decide the most effective way to deliver the curriculum, stimulating the children's interests, responding to each child's emerging needs and guiding their development through positive interactions.