In our Nursery we focus on the Prime Areas of the Development Matters Document:
The prime areas of learning are:
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
However we still provide learning and activities for the specific areas of learning and this is done in a fun and engaging way throughout the classroom and outdoor environment.
We have topics which are set for the year however we know that children should not conform to how we want them to learn and we want to encourage independent learning and for the children to take the lead of their own learning and that is why we plan in the moment. All of our topics and learning are taught through Nursery Rhymes and simple poems, this is key for the children's Communication and Language Development.
The children in Nursery are all in key worker groups, our key worker groups are all water themed as are all of the classes, we have:
These groups are where we will spend time sharing stories and rhymes and also sharing our thoughts feelings and emotions everyday, we will begin each day with a song, discussing any news we have, and looking at the day, weather and the season, in our key worker groups we aim to allow the children to grow in confidence, learn new vocabulary and to embed their learning.