Bacup Nursery School Curriculum Statement
1. To provide all pupils with equal access to a rich, broad, balance and differentiated curriculum well matched to their ages, abilities, interests, attitudes and needs.
2.To increase pupils' knowledge, skills and understanding as they grow and develop and strengthen their connections with the world around them.
3. To ensure the curriculum is creative, carefully planned and structured to ensure that the learning is continuous and that pupils make good progress in the development of their learning, with language and vocabulary at the centre of all we do.
4. To engage the children's interest by offering excellent opportunities to extend creative learning, challenge imagination, value uniqueness, and to encourage and motivate them to learn.
5. To provide pupils with lots of exciting, first hand experiences that immerse children in the world around them to reinforce their learning and to underpin their growing knowledge, skills and understanding.
6. To facilitate awe and wonder and cause pupils to see the wonderful world in which they live.
7. To provide pupils with a curriculum which enables them to develop their talents, skills and a love of learning.
The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS)
The EYFS starts from when a child is born until the end of the Reception Year in Primary School. There are 7 Areas of Learning. 3 Prime Areas of Learning and 4 Specific Areas of Learning:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication and Language
Understanding the World
Expressive Art and Design
We use the EYFS Early Years Outcomes to review children's progress and attainment. However, our well planned Curriculum is much more than this so that children's learning is enriched with exciting and challenging key learning opportunities. We place a strong focus on communication, stories and reading to ensure children can talk clearly and use quality texts from books for pleasure and finding information. We ensure children are well prepared for Primary School.