Welcome to the Starfish Room
Our Nursery Rules
We look after ourselves.
We look after each other.
We look after our nursery.
The Starfish Curriculum follows the EYFS Statutory Framework
Click below to view our long term curriculum plan.
Our topics for the year
Autumn 1 - Knowing me/Knowing you
Autumn 2 - Feeling Fantastic!
Spring 1 - Wonderful Winter
Spring 2 - Time for a Rhyme
Summer 1 - Colour me a Rainbow
Summer 2 - Born to be Wild
Click below to view our medium term objectives for each half term
In the Starfish Room, much of our learning is based on children's interests and we work alongside them whilst they play in order to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding. The resources and experiences available to them cover all seven areas of learning and development although we focus more on the Prime Areas of Learning as these are the foundations on which all other learning is based.
The Prime Areas Of Learning.
The prime areas of learning and development are -
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Communication and Language
The specific areas provide the range of experiences and opportunities for children to broaden their knowledge and skills:
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
Why the prime areas are ‘prime...'
The prime areas are fundamental to children's successful learning in the specific areas. The specific areas cannot be encountered in isolation from communication and language or personal, social, emotional and physical development since children always experience the world through communication and also through physical and sensory involvement. A strong foundation in the prime areas is essential as evidence shows that, if it is not securely in place by age five, it holds children back in other areas of learning and development.