Our setting changes themes termly, activities are planned to combine with the theme set. Our goal is to provide a stimulating happy environment to enable us to cover the Early Learning Goals set throughout the Early Years Foundation Stage which are stated below;
+ Physical Development
+ Communication and Language
+ Personal, Social and Emotional Development
+ Expressive Art and Design
+ Understanding the World
Construction equipment, water and sand, computer, creative table, drawing/writing table, dressing up clothes and painting are some of the activities that are enjoyed on a daily basis. Weekly planning is available to all parents and will be displayed on the notice board, this will explain which activities will be taking place in the setting and the outcomes that we hope to gain from them.
This would include providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and develop their co-ordination, control and movement. The children will also be taught the importance of physical activity and how to make healthy choices for their food.
Communication and Language
This curriculum encompasses giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment, to further develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves as well as using language to speak and listen in a wide range of situations.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
This includes helping the children to develop a positive sense of themselves and others; to form positive relations and develop respect for their peers; and to be confident in their own abilities. Furthermore, we will help the children develop their social skills and learn how to manage their feelings appropriately in order to understand what behaviour is appropriate when in groups.
Extensive Art and Design
This involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide variety of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through multiple activities in art, music, dance, role-play and design and technology.
Understanding the World
To guide children with attempts to make sense of the physical world around them and their communities by providing them with the opportunity to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
Providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces and measures.