Expressive Arts and Design
Tables are laid out in the nursery room for children to sit down and draw or paint, or use play dough for modelling.
Other areas are set up for role play activities, with kitchens indoors and out (mud kitchens), play houses, café/dining areas, dressing up clothes, feeding and sleeping areas for dolls, hairdressing salons etc.
Understanding the World
Themed play and small excursions (for example, to the library or the park) introduce children to the local area. The learning is also taking place everywhere in the nursery, including the gardens - with areas laid out for planting and digging; messy play in sand or with water; bells, chimes, pots and pans for music making; toys for stacking or construction. Outdoor play is encouraged to explore the changing seasons and the habitats of birds and animals.
Storysacks, themed weeks or terms and 'Stay & Plays' (parents/carers are invited to come and play with their child at nursery) are used to introduce and build on children's knowledge of other countries and cultures.
All the time your child's key person will continue to make observations and record individual progress in their learning journal. We hope that you will share your own observations with them too, so that activities can be planned to build on new stages in their development.
Department for Education. Stautory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. Setting the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five. Published: 3 March 2017.
EYFS_STATUTORY_FRAMEWORK_2017.pdf. [Accessed 30 October 2017.]
Search Institute 2017. ParentFurther. Understand Ages & Stages
https://www.parentfurther.com/content/understand-ages-stages. [Accessed 30 October 2017.]
Tapestry Online Learning Journal
https://tapestry.info/. [Accessed 30 October 2017.]