COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE
- Involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and
- To speak and listen in a range of situations.
- Involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive and to develop their co-ordination, control and movement.
- Children must be helped to understand the importance of physical activity and to make healthy choices in relation to food.
PERSONAL, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
- Development in this area helps children to develop a positive sense of themselves and others; to form positive relationship and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings;
- To understand appropriate behaviour in groups and to have confidence in their own abilities.
- Literacy development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write.
- Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems and other written materials) to ignite their interest.
- This area of learning involves providing children with a wide variety of opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers;
- Calculating simple addition and subtraction problems and to describe shapes and measures
EXPRESSIVE ARTS AND DESIGN
- Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials
- Providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in arts, music, movement, dance, role-play, design and technology.
- Our curriculum is theme-based, with topics such as science and technology, animals, all about me covered.
- These themes are broken down in mini-themes throughout the term and are designed to interest and capture the imagination.
UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD
- This involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
- Our school library plays a key role as a place for building confidence and encouraging curiosity. Reading stories is crucial to helping a child develop their speech and vocabulary. Each week, each child may choose a book to borrow from the library to take home and share with their parents. Reading aloud to children consistently, promotes healthy brain development, improved language and listening skills.
- To keep our library interesting and varied, each child is encouraged make a donation of books on their birthdays.