The school curriculum has been designed from Nursery through to Year 6. The Nursery curriculum is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage national framework. The children are at the centre of the curriculum and we begin by learning all about ourselves, things we enjoy doing, our friends, foods we like to eat and our feelings. There is a great emphasis on the enjoyment of books, singing and nursery rhymes and the development of key vocabulary. The children have the opportunity to read key texts such as 'Things I like' by Anthony Browne, 'The Tiger who came to tea' by Judith Kerr and 'Elmer's friends' by David McKee.
Later in the term, the curriculum moves onto looking at the toys that the children enjoy playing with, both in school and at home. They will focus on books relating to toys such as 'Kipper's Toybox' by Mick Inkpen and 'Where's my Teddy?' by Jez Alborough. The children will develop their vocabulary relating to toys and will learn though their interactions with the toys.
Spring 2 2023
During this half term, our curriculum will focus on ‘Bugs’. We hope the children will enjoy learning about different bugs and their habitats, as well as beginning to understand the need to care for all living creatures. As part of this curriculum focus, we will be introducing key texts such as ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson, ‘The Very Busy Spider’ by Eric Carle and ‘Snail Trail’ by Ruth Brown. In addition to this we will also be looking at reference books to support our learning.
Spring 1 2023
During this half term, our curriculum will focus on ‘My pets and other animals’, and we hope this will encourage children to learn about different animals and their habitats as well as to talk about their pets. Working with the children’s interests, we would welcome any pictures and photographs the children have of their pets and/or themselves with their pets that they could share. As part of this curriculum focus, we will be introducing key texts such as ‘I Went Walking’ by Sue Williams, ‘Move Over Rover’ by Karen Beaumont, ‘Silly Sally’ by Audrey Wood and ’We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’ by Helen Oxenbury. As a reminder, please can your child bring a named water bottle and a change of clothes (for any toileting accidents or wet/messy play accidents). During the cold winter months, it would be helpful if you could bring in a pair of wellies for outdoor play as well as a named coat, hat and gloves