Early Years

 

The Early Years curriculum covers children from birth to 5 years and is followed both in our Bright Stars childcare and in the school nursery and Reception class. Children in the Early Years learn through play.

 

There are 3 prime areas:

 

  • Personal Social and Emotional Development

  • Communication and language

  • Physical Development

 

It also covers a number of specific areas:

 

  • Literacy skills

  • Expressive arts and design

  • Understanding of the world

  • Mathematics

 

Children are assessed on entry to our setting to find their own individual starting points. As well as direct teaching and activities led by staff, children are encouraged to explore the workshop areas inside and outdoors following their own interests. The Nursery and Reception classes also use the whole school topic as a starting point for learning.

 

Early Years Medium Term Plans

 

Medium term plans are compiled using a themed approach to learning. On introducing the new whole school topic, teachers work with the children to determine what the children would like to find out. This forms the starting point for each topic.  

 

 

Whole School Topics 2018 /2019

 

Autumn 1   Whats on the menu?                      

Autumn 2   People and Places

Spring 1     Inventions and Machines                     

Spring 2     Save our Planet

Summer 1   Learning about Landscape

Summer 2   Individual Classwork according to coverage needed

 

Examples of the questions that each class have chosen to investigate.

 

Whats on the menu? 

 

 

People and Places

 

 

Inventions and Machines

 

 

Save our Planet