Year N Curriculum

Year N Overview

Our Nursery is set up to encourage the children to explore, play and learn together. Teaching and Learning in the Nursery class is directed by the Early years Foundation Stage Framework. This provides a framework for all practitioners working with children from birth to five years old and offers guidance on providing the best quality care and education for young children. It covers the seven Areas of Learning, which include the 3 Prime Areas of Learning:-
Communication and Language;
Physical Development;
Personal, Social and Emotional Development and the 4 Specific Areas of Learning:
Understanding the World;
Expressive Arts and Design.

In addition to addressing all seven Areas of Learning our curriculum is designed to promote the Characteristics of Effective Learning:

Playing and Exploring – Engagement

  • Finding out and exploring
  • Playing with what they know
  • Being willing to have a go

Active Learning – Motivation

  • Being involved and concentrating
  • Keeping trying
  • Enjoying achieving what they set out to do

Creating and Thinking Critically – Thinking

  • Having their own ideas
  • Making Links
  • Choosing ways to do things

The children in Nursery are offered a “hands-on” play based curriculum, both indoors and outdoors. In addition to the activities planned by the adults, the children are offered plenty of opportunities to direct their own learning through a wide range of structured play resources available to them throughout the year – this is known as “continuous provision”.

We follow the DfE synthetic phonics programme, and complement this with Read, Write Inc. We also use ‘Talk 4 Writing’ to develop our spoken language and encourage a love of stories. As with all other Areas of Learning, the teaching and learning of mathematics in our Nursery class takes place both indoors and outdoors through a wide range of practical and “hands on” activities. 

EYFS Parents GuideDownload

The Gingerbread Man-Spring 1 Medium Term PlanDownload

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – Spring 2 Medium Term PlanDownload

EYFS framework 2021Download

Development Matters 2021Download