In the Early Years we follow the 'Development Matters' curriculum where children are supported to learn through play.
Please visit this website to see a parent friendly version and find out "what to expect, when": https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2015/03/4Children_ParentsGuide_2015_WEB.pdf
Autumn 1: 'All about me'
Home visits, settling in, learning routines, sharing familiar rhymes and stories.
Autumn 2: 'Lets celebrate!'
Sharing stories and photographs of celebrations - Weddings, birthdays, Eid, Diwali, Christmas.
Inviting parents in to share their traditions - Birthday parties, Brazilian carnival, Wedding clothes, mendhi and house decorations.
Making celebration cookies.
Children bringing a toy from home to 'show and share'.
Christmas party, visit from Santa.
Parent workshop: Nurturing Positive Learning Behaviours
Spring 1: 'Fantastic food'
Sharing food related stories - 'Handa's surprise', 'Lima's Red Hot Chilli', 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' and 'Supertato'.
Having opportunities to prepare and taste food - using knives to chop and spread, making jam sandwiches, tasting different fruits and vegetables.
Becoming a detective by solving the 'Evil Pea's' crime scene.
Visiting the local shops.
Parent workshop: Early Maths... Make it Count!
Spring 2: 'Amazing animals'
Sharing animal related stories - 'Mad About Minibeasts', 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar', 'Dear Zoo', 'Rumble in the Jungle' and 'Commotion in the Ocean'.
Meeting Lola the pet snake snake.
Watching caterpillars grow and transform into butterflies.
Meeting Red the pet dog and taking him for a walk to the local park.
Summer Terms: 'People who help us' and 'Once upon a time...'
This Term children are 'learning at home' due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Families are receiving daily suggested activities to try together, as well as weekly phone calls and zoom sessions to keep in touch.
The suggested activities are planned in relation to the above topics (people who help us and traditional tales) though aim to cover the EYFS curriculum, with primary focus on physical, communication, language, personal, social and emotional development.