Early Years


The Early Years curriculum covers children from birth to 5 years and is followed both in our school Nursery and Reception classes. 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 Wider Curriculum