The curriculum within the Early Years Foundation Stage is planned around four main themes:
- Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured;
- children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships;
- children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers; and
- children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates.
There are three prime areas of Learning and Development in the foundation stage curriculum. These underpin the four specific areas of Learning and Development.
The Learning Journey
- All the areas of development are important and inter-connected. At Lime Tree we recognise children learn through play and first-hand experiences. We use children’s interests as a starting point when planning the next steps in learning.
- We aim to ensure that.as much learning takes place outdoors as indoors and offer a curriculum where children discover learning is fun.
How Children Learn
The characteristics of effective learning are central to the foundation stage curriculum as they focus on how children learn.
- Playing and exploring; where children develop curiosity, build on what they already know and are confident to try new things,
- Active learning; where children are motivated, concentrate, keep on trying and enjoy achieving what they set out to do,
- Creating and thinking critically; where children have their own ideas, make links in their learning and choose ways to do things.
Playing And Exploring
Creating and Thinking Critically
Please click on the following link to find out more information about the Foundation Stage Curriculum At Lime Tree School:
Foundation Stage Curriculum At Lime Tree School