The Early Years Foundation Stage
The Foundation Stage covers children’s education and development from birth to 5 years. This includes Foundation 1, which we call Nursery, and Foundation 2, which we call Reception. Our aim is to develop their personalities, talents and abilities.
The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum
PRIME AREAS OF LEARNING
SPECIFIC AREAS OF LEARNING
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Self Confidence and Awareness
Managing Feelings & Behaviour
Communication and Language
Listening & Attention
Moving & Handling
Health & Self Care
Space, Shape & Measures
Understanding The World
People & Communities
Expressive Arts & Design
Exploring Media & Materials
We plan a range of learning experiences to help children develop in all of these areas of learning. We encourage and promote opportunities to allow children to express the characteristics of effective learning in their play.
At Brookland our children develop a love of learning through focused play. We pride ourselves on providing an enriched and stimulating learning environment both indoors and outdoors where children feel safe to explore, be inquisitive and learn and develop new skills. Our provision for learning is linked directly to children's interests and curiosity. This provision supports the development of the skills they need to work towards the Early Learning Goals at the end of their Reception year at school. Feeling safe and secure is crucial to each child's learning. At Brookland Infant and Nursery School we support each child through the allocation of a 'Key Person' who will build positive relationships with each parent and their child.
We want our children to be happy and develop a life long love of learning!
Educational Visits and Visitors
We believe in providing our children with as many first hand experiences as possible to inspire and consolidate their learning. Throughout the year we organise a range of trips and school visits. Some trips require hire of a coach and an entrance fee and therefore parents are asked for a voluntary contribution to cover the cost. Parent/carers must give written permission for every trip.