Curriculum

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PERSONAL, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT (PSED)

PSED is split into 3 sections: Making Relationships, Self-confidence and Self-awareness and Managing feeling and behaviours. labour productivity, quality and sales performances.

  • Activities that promote emotional, moral, spiritual and social development alongside intellectual development
  • Experiences that help children to develop autonomy and the disposition to learn
  • Opportunities to give positive encouragement to children with practitioners acting as positive role models
  • Opportunities for children to play alongside others and play co-operative games
  • Activities which are imaginative, enjoyable and involve taking turns and sharing
  • The development of independence

Personal, Social and Emotional Development – Early Learning Goals

Children play co-operatively, taking turns with others. The take into account one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity. They show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings and form positive relationships with adults and other children. b. Children are confident to try new activities and say why they like some activities more than others. They are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities. They say when they do or don’t need help. c. Children talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own and others’ behaviour, and its consequences, and know that some behaviour is unacceptable. They work as part of a group or class, and understand and follow rules. They adjust their behaviour to different situations , and take changes of routine in their stride.

COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE (CL)

CL is split into 3 sections: Listening and attention, Understanding and Speaking.
At Little Wonders the teachers include opportunities for children to:

  • Take part in conversations (with adults and peers)
  • Develop their vocabulary and understanding
  • Use language in different situations such as imaginative play
  • Listen to and share stories, poems and songs
  • Distinguish between sounds and noises

Communication and Language & Early Learning Goals

Children listen attentively in a range of situations. They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions. They give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity. Children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions. They answer how’ and why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories and events. Children express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners; needs. They use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future. They develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT (PD)

PD is split into 2 sections: Moving and Handling and Health and self-care. 
Children at Little Wonders are giving the opportunity to:

  • Explore space around them, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Use a variety of movements (depending on age and stage) to move around the indoor and outdoor play areas.
  • Manipulate objects by pushing, pulling or pressing.
  • Use a variety of play equipment.
  • Develop fine and gross motor skills.
  • Understand the importance of hand washing
  • Learn the importance of healthy eating and physical activity

Mathematics : Early Learning Goals

Children can count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing. Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

EXPRESSIVE ARTS AND DESIGN

Expressive arts and design is split into 2 sections: Exploring and using media and materials and Being imaginative.

Whilst at Little Wonders the children are given the opportunity to:

  • Move their bodies to different music and sounds.
  • Use instruments to make music and sounds.
  • Sing songs and rhymes.
  • Use different materials when painting, drawing or junk modeling.
  • Note the changes in properties of different materials when mixed together, e.g, sand and water.
  • Make believe when playing in role play areas
  • Use their imagination when using various materials

Early Learning Goals : Expressive Arts and Design

Children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them. They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function. Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role play and stories. In addition to The EYFS, we also use the Letters and Sounds program, when it is age and stage appropriate to do so. Letters and Sounds is a phonics resource program published by the Department for Education and Skills in 2007. It aims to build children’s speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills.

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