Ark Ayrton Nursery follows the curriculum set out by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
Our approach centres around child-initiated play and storytelling. Our children are explorers with a strong sense of self-esteem, confident to take their place in reception. Our approach is nurturing and inclusive, so children feel comfortable, safe secure. We like to see children leave us as confident, happy children who are good at making friends.
We view the outside as an extended classroom. Each room has a garden attached, enabling children to free flow inside and outside to take part in purposeful play and learning activities both inside and out.
Play is part of learning and our curriculum aims to make the children’s learning fun with realistic activities and plans. Our wide range of resources is used to support the children in their play both in and outside. The staff will support the children’s learning by role modelling and supporting play. During play children will be encouraged to be creative and think critically through the use of using open-ended questions to extend their learning and develop interests.
|Communication and language – children develop skills and confidence in speaking and listening in a range of situations.|
|Physical development – children develop their co-ordination, control, and movement through being active.|
|Personal, social and emotional development – within clear boundaries children form positive relationships, develop social skills and respect for others and understand appropriate behaviour.|
|English - daily phonics and literacy lessons and planned opportunities for guided reading|
|Maths - daily maths activities and suggestions for games that can be played at home.|
|Understanding the world – finding out about people, places, technology and the environment.|
|Expressive arts and design – exploring a wide range of media and sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.|