Nursery builds on what the children have already experienced; at home or in other pre-school settings. During their time in Nursery, children will continue to have rich opportunities to explore and learn through play, as well as direct teaching. The children will experience direct teaching of phonics, numbers and patterns, music and movement. We follow the validated scheme ‘Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised’ foundations for phonics.
Your child will experience a warm and welcoming learning environment which provides well-resourced inside and outside areas developing their curiosity, problem solving and investigation skills.
Click the link below to find out more about our EYFS aspiration and design at Priory Rise.
Throughout the school year we will focus on a range of topics which reflect the children’s interest, the cultural calendar, current affairs and the world around us using high quality stories and texts. The topics are flexible themes, depending on the choices of the children. Click the link below to see last year’s curriculum themes. Separate overviews are available for Number & Patterns and Phonics.
What is the EYFS?
Learning will be developed through the characteristics of effective learning and the 7 areas of the early years foundation stage (EYFS).
To find out more about what the EYFS is about, and the various stages of child development click below for the document "What to expect, when? Guidance to your child’s learning and development in the early years foundation stage".