Early Years Curriculum (Nursery and Reception Class)
All aspects of children’s growth and development are woven together but they can be separated into 7 different areas of learning. These areas are consistent with the Early Learning Goals within the Early Years Foundation Stage for 0 to 5 year olds. The 7 areas are split into 3 Prime Areas (these are the areas the children should mostly develop first) and 4 Specific Areas (these will develop as the child grows).
- Communication and Language
- Physical development
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Understanding the World
- Expressive arts and design
These seven areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. We make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. Early Years Curriculum is designed to be really flexible so that we can follow your child’s unique needs and interests. Children at Nursery will learn by playing and exploring, being active and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.
National Curriculum (Year 1 to Year 6)
It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum 2014, but also the range of additional opportunities that the school organises in order to enrich the experiences of our children. This includes a wide variety of Educational Visits out of school grounds.
What does the Curriculum look like at Edmondsley Primary and Nursery School?
Edmondsley Primary and Nursery School is committed to providing an education that includes and stimulates all children, regardless of ability. We have pupils with a wide range of abilities and different needs and endeavour to include them in all activities, providing them with the opportunity to fulfil their full potential. We recognise that some pupils will need extra support and adaptations to access the school curriculum and to participate in school activities. This policy gives details of our approach and action we may take to support the pupils in our care.
- Ensure that all pupils have access to the school curriculum and all school activities
- Help all pupils achieve to the best of their abilities, despite any difficulty or disability they may have
- Ensure that teaching staff are aware of and sensitive to the needs of all pupils, teaching pupils in a way that is more appropriate to their needs
- Pupils to gain in confidence and improve their self-esteem
- To work in partnership with parents, pupils and relevant external agencies in order to provide for children’s special educational needs and disabilities
- To identify at the earliest opportunity, all children that need special consideration to support their needs (whether these are educational, social, physical or emotional)
- To make suitable provision for children with SEND to fully develop their abilities, interests and aptitudes and gain maximum access to the curriculum
- Ensure that all children with SEND are fully included in all activities of the school in order to promote the highest levels of achievement
- To promote self worth and enthusiasm by encouraging independence at all age and ability levels
- To give every child the entitlement to a sense of achievement
- To regularly review the policy in order to achieve best practice
The progress of all children is monitored closely through a range of assessment procedures and internal tracking. Detailed assessments and target tracking ensure that all learners achieve and make progress at Edmondsley. Pupil assessments are carried out each term and those children needing extra support and/or those who are underachieving are identified. Individualised interventions and support plans are put into place to accelerate progress. Support plans are written in collaboration with the family and child to provide the best level of intervention. Progress of the child is closely monitored by the SENCO and class teacher in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the support and interventions being delivered. Teachers, children and parents meet termly to discuss the child’s progress and new targets are set for the forthcoming term. If a child is not making progress with intervention advice from relevant outside agencies would be sought.
At times and when it is felt appropriate, modifications to the curriculum may be implemented. To successfully match pupil ability to the curriculum, Edmondsley Primary and Nursery School remain committed to:
- A range of teaching and learning styles
- Differentiated learning materials
- Access to ICT and Technology
- Additional in class support
- Additional out of class support
- Many Enrichment and Enjoyment opportunities to stimulate and motivate learning
- Flexible groupings – including small group support work and 1:1
- An innovative and supportive curriculum
- The appropriate use of rewards and sanctions
- A broad range of extra-curricular activities, including homework club, one to one support and booster/extension sessions
- Assessment procedures that emphasise pupils’ strengths and achievements
- Applications during national testing at Key Stage 2 to obtain access arrangements as appropriate
If you would like further information please contact the school.
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