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Hoyle Nursery School

Curriculum

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a mandatory framework which sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. At Hoyle we promote high quality teaching and learning to ensure children’s readiness for primary school and to give children a broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.

What we are learning about in Nursery

Please click on the blue links below.

Autumn 1 2017 - Things I Like 

Nursery 3

Nursery 2

 

The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework 

The Early Years Foundation Stage specifies requirements for learning and development and for safeguarding children and promoting their welfare with four guiding principles;

A Unique Child

Positive Relationships

Enabling Environments

Learning and Development

 

There are 7 Areas of Learning that shape the curriculum at Hoyle. These are underpinned by the Characteristics of Effective Learning.

3 Prime Areas that are particularly crucial;

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development

4 Specific Areas;

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

This helps children to develop a positive sense of themselves and others, positive relationships, respect for others, social skills, managing feelings, appropriate behaviour and confidence in their own abilities. Children gain an awareness of British Values, cultures and beliefs through a range of activities.

Communication and Language

This involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment, to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves and to speak and listen in a range of situations.

Physical Development

This is about having opportunities to be active and interactive, to improve skills of co-ordination, control, manipulation and movement. Children learn about the importance of physical activity and to make healthy choices.

Literacy

This involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children are given access to a wide range of reading materials to stimulate their interest and enjoyment.

Mathematics

This involves providing children with opportunities to stimulate and develop their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple problems and to experience shape, space and measures.

Understanding the World

This involves guiding children to make sense of the physical world and their community through opportunities to explore the environment, observe and find out about living things, people, places, visitors, outings and to use simple technology.

Expressive Arts and Design

This enables children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials. It provides children with opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities including art, music, movement, dance, role play and design technology.

 

Associated Link - EYFS Development Matters

 

Here is some more information about how we teach Letters and Sounds

Maths Activities to do with your child at home

     Numbers

     Shapes

     Size, Measure and Position