At Turvey Preschool, we know our children well. We know and understand each individual child, their interests, needs and abilities. Ensuring that whilst learning through Play, we as Practitioners will listen with our eyes and ears, understand their actions and tune into their emotions. Adding us model behaviours and play scenarios to help to ensure children think and create for themselves.
How do we do this?
Our curriculum is based on our children. Each individual child has their own interests and we use their interests to inform what we do.
We plan largely week by week or on the day/in the moment to respond to children’s interests and this helps them to be motivated and engaged.
We offer a mix of adult-led, child-led and child-initiated activities.
The Educational Programmes of the Early Years Foundation Stage underpin what we offer, being the basis on which we build.
The Areas of Learning, and the Prime Areas in particular, thread throughout many of the activities on offer.
· to be an independent, active learner who is motivated, curious, ready to learn more and shows good focus and attention
· To be kind to others, show them respect and begin to understand their emotions and the emotions of others, and that we are all different and that is ok
Communication and Language Development:
· to be a good communicator who can listen, understand and be able to express themselves in all ways
· to begin to understand how to look after themselves and what their body needs to be healthy
· to become confident movers, risk assessors and to have strength ability to manipulate a range to tools and resources.
· to develop a love of books
Understanding the world:
· to begin to understand the natural world and how to look after it
· To have a good understanding of the world they live in
· to understand early mathematical concepts appropriate to their age. Interested in wholeness of numbers, number rhymes, recognising numbers.
Expressive arts and design:
· To use and share their imagination in all areas of play.
To be School Ready:
· to be ready for school, independent and ready for life.
· To have good listening and attention skills, to be able to join in with routine, story and music time
· To be able to be independent in dressing themselves
· To use knife and fork
Long Term Theme: Seasons across each term.
Theme: All about me.
World Space week
Bonfire Night / Fire Safety
World nursery rhyme week
Christmas and Nativity
Theme: New beginnings
Chinese New year
Mental Health week (age appropriate – emotions and feeling)
World book Day
Theme: Life Cycles
St Georges Day
Childrens Gardening Week
Healthy Living Week
Life cycle of Butterflies
Our themes will change across the term relevant to children’s needs and interests