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Early Years

The Curriculum framework encompasses the Early Years Foundation Stage framework.  All activities and lessons are planned though the 7 areas of learning: focusing on the 3 prime areas of learning: Communication and Language, Physical Development, Personal Social Emotional Development and the 4 specific areas: Expressive Arts and Design, Maths, Literacy and Understanding the World.  The curriculum provides opportunities for a mixture of child initiated and adult initiated learning. There are opportunities for active exploration, experience and learning; reflecting on the range of needs, interests and past achievements of children in each age group. 

Learning in EY is structured to be active and experiential where children enjoy a sensory approach to the curriculum in order to engage in their learning.  They are given every opportunity to achieve at their level of learning.  The curriculum provides enriching and generalising experiences in order that all children have the opportunity to practice and consolidate skills in order for them to learn successfully. 

Play, communication and PECS underpins the EY curriculum.  Through non-directive, interactive and exploratory play, children are able to engage, so that they have a more meaningful experience promoting the development of their interaction, communication and social skills.  There is a modified free flow environment where an adult supports and extends their learning journey.