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What are we learning about today?

As a Nursery and Infant school we have two underpinning curriculum documents to use and follow.

For our Nursery and Reception children (the Foundation Stage) we use Early Years Development Matters  which is the requirement for underpinning very young children’s learning and also how we observe and track progress. Click on the link below for more information. This is the same document that all providers use with children from birth up to the end of the Reception Year. Development Matters covers seven areas of learning and gives clear guidelines about what is expected of children at different ages / stages leading up to the Early Learning Goals for each area at the end of the Reception year.

Staff carefully choose themes that engage children's imagination and encourage a desire to learn for themselves. We support children to develop their independence and resilience by taking risks and trying new learning experiences. All of our topics start with a 'hook' where staff choose an exciting way for the topic to begin. This may be a trip, investigating something, or finding something exciting in the classroom. Our learning walls and displays in the classroom and around school show lots of the work we have produced during the theme.

We believe that all our children have the right to

Powerful learning experiences – Feel safe and be happy – Be treated as individuals

We work together to respect

Everyone in our community regardless of difference

We realise that we all have a responsiblity to

Make the best contribution we can