The Prime Area of Communication and Language
We create a chance for the children to pay attention and listen to adults and each other so that their understanding develops and they become confident speakers.
The Prime Area of Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Children are given the opportunity to become independent learners. They develop self-confidence and self-awareness through helping themselves and others. They learn to manage their feelings and form positive relationships with adults and children.
The Prime Area of Physical Development
Children learn good control of their large and small muscles – they move confidently and in a range of ways. We teach children how to handle tools appropriately and work towards becoming competent writers. Children are taught about good health and learn to manage their hygiene and personal needs.
The Specific Area of Literacy
We encourage children to think of themselves as readers and writers and help them to develop concepts about print in order to promote early reading and writing behaviours.
The Specific Area of Mathematics
We develop children’s mathematical thinking in all areas of the learning environment. Children are encouraged to count, calculate and recognise shapes and numbers while they experiment with different ways of solving problems. We help children to make connections between what they know and what they want to discover, and to represent their thinking in ways which are meaningful to them.
The Specific Area of Understanding the World
Children are great people watchers, they observe the adults around them and incorporate elements of what they see into their play. Their environment is a source of endless fascination and we create opportunities for children to satisfy their curiosity through multi-sensory experiences and the use of technology.
The Specific Area of Expressive Art and Design
We support the development of children’s imaginations by ensuring they have access to a wide range of open-ended resources which they can use in a multiplicity of ways. Children’s creativity is nurtured by adults who are able to introduce specific skills and techniques sensitively in order to extend children’s creativity.