Early Years Curriculum
The Early Years curriculum is split into 7 areas of learning which are as follows:
Communication and language is divided into three areas; listening and attention, speaking and understanding.
Mathematics is divided into two areas: number and shape, space and measures.
Physical is divided into two areas: movement and handling and health and self care.
Literacy is divided into two areas: reading and writing.
Personal, social and emotional is divided into three areas; managing feelings and behaviour, self confidence and awareness and making relationships.
Understanding the world is divided into three areas; the world, people and communities and technology.
Expressive arts and design is divided into two areas; media and materials and being imaginative.
Within these areas learning objectives are split between 22-36 months, 30-50 months, 40-60 months and Early Learning Goals.
Soon after children enter nursery they are assessed as to where their level of learning is within these areas. This is so learning opportunities can be created to help them progress through these areas and achieve their full potential. Records are made and observations placed in their learning journeys which are then passed on to the reception teachers who continue to help the children strive.