EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE FRAMEWORK
Our Pre-school has a play based curriculum based on the interests of the children. We have activities based on A-Z letter of the week and other topics and continuous provision free play activities for children. Our Curriculum is based on the Dept For Education Early Years Foundation Stage Framework in the following areas:-
- Communication and Language development.
- Personal, Social and emotional development.
- Expressive Arts and Design.
- Knowledge of the world.
Our Pre-school uses a Dept of Education recommended scheme called "Letterland" to help children develop early reading and literacy skills. Letterland is a unique, phonics-based approach to teaching reading, writing and spelling to 3-8 year olds. The Letterland characters transform plain black letter shapes into child-friendly pictograms and they all live in an imaginary place called Letterland. We have a letter of the week and have play based activities that help children recognise the letter and sound it makes.
Each child's individual development is monitored and extended by key workers, who plan the curriculum to develop all children. All children have an individual "Learning Journey Booklet" which contain photographs, examples of work and key worker comments on your child's learning and development. We value Parents contribution to this booklet and also contributions from any other settings the child attends.
Pre-school activities include art, crafts, cooking, homecare corner, book corner, puzzles, playdough, dressing up, science activities, cycling bikes, climbing and sliding, games, singing, rhymes, Letterland phonics, counting, story time, dancing, ITC, outings, snack time, cars, trains, dolls house, zoo animals, sand, water, messy sensory play and much more.
We offer a bedtime book lending scheme for parents to share books with their child.
FUNDAMENTAL BRITISH VALUES
From 1 July 2015 the Prevent duty became law. This is a duty on all schools and registered early years providers to have due regard to preventing people being drawn into terrorism.
British values are a set of four values introduced to help keep children safe and promote their welfare – it is the duty of all providers following the EYFS to have these as underpinning core values.
British Values which are defined as:
Rule of Law
Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs