Foundation Stage – Nursery
Children are admitted to Nursery in the academic year in which their fourth birthday falls. There is only one intake per year with all children starting in September. We are very excited about our Foundation Stage learning environment, where high quality furniture and resources fosters and supports independent learning.
Pupils in Nursery follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. This includes:
Three prime areas:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED).
- Communication and Language (CL).
- Physical Development (PD).
Four specific areas:
- Understanding the World.
- Expressive Arts and Design.
These areas contribute to the Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception) which lasts until the end of a child’s year in Reception.
Nursery pupils are involved in a wide range of engaging learning activities. These are based on children’s interests, life events (including weather & seasons), their learning environment, relationships with families and community and planned topics. These incorporate all areas of the Early Years Curriculum. There is a particular emphasis on personal, social and emotional development and enriching communication and language. Children’s learning is achieved through both adult led and child initiated experiences.
The Nursery has a secure fenced outside play area and pupils spend as much time as possible outside each day. Whenever possible they are involved in school events. They also have access to school equipment for sports, music and computing.
During the year there are opportunities to liaise with Reception and pupils make visits to their new classes.