Early Years Curriculum
Croxton Kerrial Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum
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It is our intent that all children develop physically, verbally, cognitively and emotionally in an environment which reflects our Christian ethos and values all cultures, communities and people.
- Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured
- Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships
- 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;
- Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early year’s provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.
Planned, purposeful play and a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activity is central to our Early year’s curriculum and children’s learning. Our curriculum offers learning, driven by the children and their interests while also offering guided learning where adults support the learning of skills or concepts.
We provide an environment for young children to express themselves and speak and listen in a range of situations allowing them to develop their language and communication skills.
We develop children’s social skills and an understanding of their different feelings.
The children are supported in learning phonemic awareness, the ability to hear and identify different words and sounds, and also how to read and write.
Children are guided in developing skills with number, subitsing, calculation, as well as shape, space, and measure.
This involves children making sense of things by observing and exploring everything in the world around them and the use of technology.
Children have the opportunity to be creative in art and design, music and drama and to express themselves and learn new things.
Our specific whole school sequential subject planning for R.E., science, history, geography. P.E. and computing begins with Reception and builds on prior knowledge as our children journey through the school.
our curriculum and its delivery ensure that children make good progress from their own starting points. Children make good progress towards the national expectation for a good level of development at the end of the reception year and toward their age-related expectations both academically and socially. This enables them to confidently transition to Year 1.
Children develop their characteristics of learning and are able to apply their knowledge and skills, to recognise links and to explain their ideas and understanding. Children are confident in evaluating and reflecting on their learning and in considering how to make improvements. Our children are positive learners. The success and happiness of our children is due to our high expectations, a carefully planned learning environment, an ambitious curriculum, quality first teaching and a highly valued partnership with parents and carers.
Ultimately, we inspire a love of learning so that all our children flourish and succeed.
For further details about our provision for Reception children, please visit our class page.