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Early Years Foundation Stage
Learning can and should be fun, here at Hall Farm Nursery School we aim to mix plenty of creative, imaginative and physical play with the more specific skills involved in preparation for reading, writing and number work. We have a dedicated team of staff, including two fully qualified early years teachers, whose aim throughout is for the children to have fun and enjoy socialising and learning in a relaxed and safe environment.
We have a carefully thought out curriculum and work closely within the Early Years Foundation Stage as
implemented in September 2008 and revised September 1st 2012 and again in March 2017.
The curriculum concentrates on seven areas of learning and development. All areas of learning
and development are inter-connected.
Three of the areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s
learning in their early years. These prime areas are:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
This area is about building children’s social skills, making relationships,
developing confidence and children recognising who they are.
Is to develop the child in a range of
fine and gross motor skills via many different activities. Also exploring
their own health, self-care and
Communication and Language
Helps children build on their
early communication skills such as hand gestures and facial expressions.
Also allowing children to build their confidence in extending their
vocabulary in conversations and
communicating and listening
and thinking with others.
A further 4 specific areas, through which the three prime
areas are strengthened and applied are as follows
To encourage pre-reading and writing skills, by giving meaning to marks and sharing books, rhymes and songs.
Allows the children to explore using their own methods and experiences while developing their confidence and knowledge with mathematical concepts such as numbers, counting and calculating shape, space and measure.
Understanding of the World
Encourages the children to observe, question and understand the environment around them while exploring with a wide range of materials such as ICT equipment and role play.
Expressive Arts and Design
Gives the child a wonderful opportunity to express their ideas and feelings through a wide range of media.
We understand that children will progress at different rates and that individual achievement will vary. The
curriculum is designed to enable each child to make maximum progress towards outcomes and beyond, where appropriate. Children with special educational needs will be encouraged to work towards these goals in a suitable manner and consultation with specialists working with these children will be maintained at all times.