At Little Jack Horner’s we work with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundations Stage.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
This involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.
Communication and Language
This involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
This involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces and measures.
Understanding the World
This involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, and observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
This involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.
Expressive Arts and Design
This involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.
This involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.
Partnership with Parents
Partnership with Parents is a big part of pre-school. It helps the parents and staff to work together, in bringing their home life into the nursery and providing a consistent learning experience for them.
Within pre-school, the children complete ‘homework books’ each week and are sent home with an ‘at home journal’ sheet. This provides the opportunity for parents to be involved in their child’s activities while at nursery.
Our indoor and outdoor spaces have been developed to create a challenging environment. This enables children to access a play-based curriculum, which supports all aspects of their learning and development. A play-based curriculum promotes a child’s inbuilt curiosity and desire to make sense of the world around them.