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Jesus Christ, Son of Mary, Son of God, is the centre of

the Rosary Community where we live, love and learn together

The Early Years

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The Early Years Foundation Stage forms the first stage of our whole school curriculum. Within the Early Years Curriculum there are seven areas of learning. These areas are split into Prime and Specific areas.

 

Prime Areas:

 

  • Personal, social and emotional development

 

Children are encouraged to develop relationships with familiar adult’s as well as children. The children are supported to develop their own independence and a positive self-image.

 

  • Communication and Language

 

Throughout Nursery and Reception children develop their speaking and listening skills. Children are given varied opportunities in order to support this.

 

  • Physical Development

 

Children have access to resources to support development of both fine and gross motor control. We encourage healthy habits when learning about healthy foods and the importance of physical activity.

 

Specific Areas:

 

  • Literacy

 

The children have free access to books and children begin to take part in guided reading sessions. Children have access to a range of writing opportunities to develop their early writing skills. Daily phonic sessions take place in both Nursery and Reception.

 

  • Mathematics

 

Children are encouraged and supported to develop mathematical understanding through practical activities like number stories, number songs, games and imaginative play.

 

  • Understanding the World

 

Children are encouraged to explore and ask questions about the environment. The children have the opportunity to use ICT throughout all areas of learning.

 

  • Expressive Arts and Design

 

Children are exposed to a variety of activities to allow them to use their senses, explore sounds, colours, textures and work with a variety of different materials. 

 

Here at the Rosary our curriculum is planned though a series of themes and topics, each of which offer experiences in all seven areas.  Staff within the Foundation Stage ensure that children are encouraged to experience all areas of activity during the week.  We plan a mixture of adult led, adult directed and child initiated activities. 

 

  • Nursery Topics

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

I am Special

Celebrations

Traditional Tales 1

Traditional Tales  2

People Who Help US

Summer/

Mini- beasts

 

  • Reception Topics

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

All about me.

Celebrations

Traditional Tales

Growing

Around the World

Superheroes

 

If the children show an interest in a particular topic, the above plan will be amended to follow the children's interests.

 

At the Rosary, outdoor learning is seen as a very important part of a child’s development.  Here children are given the opportunity to learn outdoors and develop skills in all areas of learning.

 

Jesus Christ, Son of Mary, Son of God, is the centre of

the Rosary Community where we live, love and learn together

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