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Nursery Curriculum Evening Thursday 10 July 2014.

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1 Nursery Curriculum Evening Thursday 10 July 2014

2 1. Tea and Coffee 2. Welcome to Streetsbrook 3. Meet the Staff Senior Leadership Team Morning Nursery Afternoon Nursery Streetsbrook Childcare 4. Uniform 5. PTA 6. Overview of the Evening Agenda

3 EYFS Themes A Unique Child – Every Child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured. Positive Relationships – Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and a key person. Enabling Environments – The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning. Learning and Development – Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of learning and development are equally important and interconnected.

4 Characteristics of Effective Learning Playing and Exploring - Playing with what they know - Finding out and exploring - Being willing to ‘have a go’ Active Learning - Being involved and concentrating - Keep trying - Enjoy achieving what they set out to do Creative and Critical Thinking - Having their own ideas - Making links -Choosing ways to do things

5 Seven Areas of Learning Three Prime Areas: Personal, Social and Emotional development Communication and Language Physical Development Four Specific Areas: Literacy (Reading, Writing) Mathematics (Numbers, Shape, Space and Measure) Understanding of the World (Geography, Science, ICT, RE, History) Expressive Arts and Design (Art, Music, Dance, Role-play, Design and technology)

6 Personal, Social and Emotional Development Making Relationships Self Confidence and Self-Awareness Managing Feelings and Behaviour Circle Time / SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning)

7 Communication and Language Listening and Attention listening to discussions, instructions, stories developing concentration Understanding following instructions understanding questions Responding to ideas Speaking Developing vocabulary Using more complex sentences Explaining and recalling Asking questions

8 Physical Development Moving and Handling –gross motor skills (co-ordination, control and movement) –Fine motor skills (manipulation, pencil grip, scissor control) Health and Self-Care –Promoting the positive benefits of being healthy and active –Good hygiene, managing personal needs

9 Assessing Children’s Learning and Development Development Matters –Assessed against development bands –Expectation at the end of Nursery is for children to be working securely within months band Foundation Stage Profile (end of Reception year) Assessed against Early Learning Goals where children are either emerging, expected or exceeding Observations, not testing!

10 Nursery Day Register on the carpet Daily focused activity (Phonics, Circle Time, Numeracy Activity etc.) Independent choice activities: indoor and outdoor. (During this time one adult will lead a focus activity and children will be encouraged to have their snack) Family Time (Story, Singing, Rhymes or Phonics) Additionally, we have PE in the hall once a week

11 Check list for Under Fives To be properly prepared for full time education children should be able to: Sit still and listen Be aware of other children Understand the word ‘no’ and the borders it sets for behaviour Understand the word ‘stop’ and that such a phrase might be used to prevent danger

12 Be potty trained and go to the toilet Take off their coat and put on shoes Speak to an adult and ask for needs Talk in sentences Open and enjoy a book Recognise their own name

13 Phonics – Letters & Sounds Phase 1: –Sound discrimination –Rhythm & Rhyme –Alliteration –Voice sounds –Oral blending and segmenting Writing –Independent writing –Handwriting –Focus on letters in the child’s name

14 Nursery Contributions Voluntary Contributions are used to fund a range of activities above and beyond the curriculum, as well as weekly swimming lessons. In , contributions will be £1.50 per each week of term. Any trips that take place will be charged separately.

15 Thank you for joining us! Any questions?


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