Early Years Learning
Your children learn lots of words and phrases from reading books with you, promoting their Communication and Language and Literacy.
You can never start reading with your child too early. Children learn best when activities use several senses at once- like touch, taste, and hearing. Talk together about everyday activities – like getting dressed and cooking – helps your child improve their listening and talking skills.
We support the children in developing their Understanding of the World that will help them make sense of the world around them. Their learning is supported through offering opportunities for them to use a range of tools safely.
Children will encounter creatures, people, plants and objects in their natural environment and in real life situations; undertake practical ‘experiments’ and work with a range of materials.
The physical development of young children is encouraged through the provision of opportunity for them to be active and interactive and to improve their skills of co-ordination, control, manipulation and movement. They are supported in developing an understanding of the importance of physical activity and making healthy choices in relation to food.
Children’s development in Expressive Arts and Design is extended by provision of support for their curiosity, exploration and play. Opportunities to explore and share their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of art, music movement, dance, imaginative and role-play activities and design and technology.
Children are provided with experiences and support which will help them to develop a positive sense of themselves and of others, social skills and a positive disposition to learn. This forms part of their Personal, Social and Emotional development.
Children’s learning and competence in communication, speaking and listening, being read to and beginning to read and write is supported and extended. They are provided with opportunities and encouraged to use their skills for a range of purposes and be supported in developing the confidence and disposition to do so.
Children are supported in developing their understanding of Mathematics in a wide range of contexts in which they can explore,enjoy learn and practice and talk about their developing understanding. It’s about counting things, sorting, matching, looking at patterns and playing with shape, space and measures.
They are provided with opportunities to practice and extend their skills in these areas and to gain competence in their use.
Each child will have their own personal Learning Journal which monitors their development. This includes observations, photographs, and children’s work, which are linked to the above seven areas of learning.