Spring term 2017 curriculum

At Janvrin Nursery we focus on four guiding principles, these shape the practice throughout Nursery.

These are:
1. Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured;

2. Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships;

3. Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers;

4. Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates.

In Nursery we follow the Early Years Foundation Curriculum which is divided into 7 ‘Areas of Learning’ with an emphasis on outdoor and child initiated learning as well as directed activities led by an adult.

This half term will mostly focus on the ‘Prime Areas’:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development:
Showing an interest in others’ play and starting to join in.
Separates from main carer with confidence.
Shows understanding and co-operates with some boundaries and routines.

Communication and Language
Shows interest in play with sounds, rhymes and songs.
Begin to understand more complex questions.
Use different types of everyday words and begin to ask questions.

Physical Development
Move freely and with confidence in a range of ways.
Mount stairs, steps and climbing equipment.
Show control in using tools and books.
During this settling in period the children will also experience aspects of the ‘Specific Areas’ of Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

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