At Grosvenor, we work with the Government’s curriculum for children aged 0-5. It is called:
The Early Years Foundation Stage
It is divided into 7 areas of learning:
3 Prime Areas of Learning
4 Specific areas of Learning
There are 17 Early Learning Goals to be aimed for by the end of Reception Year in Primary School.
Prime Areas of Learning- these are:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development – which is about making relationships and getting along with other children and adults, having confidence and self- awareness and being able to manage their feelings and behaviour.
Communication and Language– which is about developing good listening and attention skills, to have good understanding and also to speak and express themselves clearly.
Physical Development – which is about developing large and small movements in a variety of ways, having good control of their bodies and handling a variety of tools and equipment well. It also covers health and self- care, looking at ways to keep healthy and safe.
Specific Areas of Learning
Literacy – which is about, stories, rhymes, books and reading, mark-making and writing.
Mathematics – which looks at numbers, counting, shape and measure.
Understanding the World – which looks at people and communities and helps children understand about the world in which they live, including ICT.
Expressive Arts and Design – which looks at developing different forms of expression, exploring music, dance, and song, encouraging children to be creative in all respects. It also focuses on media and materials and imaginative/pretend play.
At Grosvenor Nursery School we believe that it is important to embrace and support the natural instincts and motivation of children to investigate and learn about the world. We provide a curriculum that promotes their effective learning.
The Characteristics of Effective Learning
Our curriculum promotes:
Play and Exploring
Creating and Thinking Critically
Monitoring and Assessment
Staff assessments and observations and evaluations of children’s progress.
Samples of work
Photographs and certificates.
The files build up a lovely picture of each child’s learning and development throughout their time with us and are for you keep when they leave us.
These files are always available for you to look at and comment in – they are kept on the open shelves at the far end of our nursery.
Learning and development information is also passed on to your child’s primary school.
If you are thinking about ordering nametags for your child’s clothes, look no further. By ordering them from www.MyNametags.com and quoting the school ID number 3681 when you order, the school benefits by receiving 20% of the value. This will go towards resources and equipment for the children.
And also for uniform items:
For uniform items including sweatshirts, cardigans, fleeces and polo shirts embroidered with the Nursery School logo, you can shop online tesco.com/ues