Small children do not learn in ‘subjects’ as everything is closely connected and reinforced through most of the activities most of the time. Having said that, in order to ensure that the children at Prince’s Mead receive a balanced curriculum, we use the subject headings below for our planning in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.
We challenge children’s thinking and help them to embrace differences in gender, ethnicity, religion, special educational needs and disabilities by providing positive images in books and displays and especially encouraging understanding and embracing of any diversity within our community.
We allow children to think about and practice ways of problem solving to gain self-confidence and to develop a problem solving habit, for example, collecting all the appropriate resources when working on a task.
We do follow a structured day as this promotes a consistency which the children can relate to, and support it with a visual timetable that the children can refer to throughout the day.
In our circle time we listen to what others have to say and promote active listening, by using a class toy to talk to and by playing inclusive games. It is by sharing experiences and emotions the children begin to relate to each other’s feelings and the needs of others, while gaining a greater understanding of their own needs and feelings.
All of the work that we do reflects our Mission Statement