We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum, using the DfE Development Matters document to inform weekly planning.
At Whitemoor Academy our philosophy "Learning for Life" is introduced right at the start of the school journey during Nursery and the Reception years. We embed a shared vision for our pupils to develop a love of learning that will carry them through the rest of their lives.
We have developed a carefully planned, sequential and challenging Early Years curriculum, which allows all of our pupils to become independent and confident learners. We balance a child initiated approach through our Continuous Provision and discrete adult taught sessions to ensure that children learn the knowledge and skills needed in preparation for Key Stage 1. Each half termly topic begins with an enquiry based question and we start by gathering the children's prior knowledge and initial thoughts for starting points.
EYFS staff use the ShREC Approach to engage with children during child-led learning to help develop communication and language skills and support children's personal, social and emotional development.
We believe that children should be involved in making decisions about their own learning and so we bring their fascinations and interests into our planning, which promotes high levels of engagement and wellbeing.
For more information about the Nursery or Reception curriculum, please visit our class pages.