Early Years Curriculum
The curriculum provided by Clifton Moor Pre-School is set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework.
This Framework is underpinned by four principals:-
- A Unique Child - Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
- Positive Relationships - Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person.
- Learning and Development - Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of Learning and Development are equally important and inter-connected.
- Enabling Environments - The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning.
This framework encompasses the Seven Areas of Learning and Development in which the Pre-School staff use as a guideline to monitor children’s progress, these are:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
Sense of Self
Communication and Language.
Listening and Attention.
Moving and Handling.
Health and Self-Care.
Comparison Counting Cardinality (How many) Spatial awareness
Shape Pattern Measures
Understanding the World.
People and Communities.
Expressive Arts and Design.
Being Imaginative and expressive
Creating with materials
Clifton Moor Pre-School uses a mixture of Adult Led and Child Initiated play activities designed to allow all children to make progress in each area of Learning and Development.