EYFS Curriculum

Our carefully planned curriculum is tailored to the needs of the individual child allowing every child to progress successfully through the Early Years Foundation Stage (September 2014, link in our Useful Links Page) and foster a love of learning.

Through skilful observation and assessment, well planned activities and opportunities the staff encourage children to gain pre-school skills with the minimum of pressure and lots of fun.

A balance of child initiated and adult led activities encourages the children to discover a wide range of subjects through play and exploration and prepares them to progress confidently onto the next stage of their learning.

At the Minors Nursery School, we aim to provide a challenging and enjoyable environment where staff support children’s learning and look for ways to extend their knowledge and interests. We use open ended questioning to promote active learning and critical thinking, increasing the ability of children to offer appropriate responses and extend their own learning.

The curriculum of the Early Years Foundation Stage underpins all future learning by promoting and developing three prime and four specific areas.

Prime

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

Specific

– Literacy
– Mathematics
– Understanding the world
– Expressive Arts and Design

These areas are underpinned by the characteristics of learning – these are the way in which your child engages with other people and their environment and they support your child in becoming an effective and motivated learner.

– Playing and Exploring
– Active Learning
– Creating and Thinking Critically