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Welcome to the Starfish Room!

Our Nursery Rules

We look after ourselves.

We look after each other.

We look after our nursery. 

 

Our Curriculum 

The Starfish Curriculum follows the reformed EYFS (September 2021)

Click below to view our long term curriculum plan. 

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Please click below to see an over-view of the learning objectives for this half-term.  

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Our topic for this half term is 

Colour ma rainbow!  

We will be focussing on texts that have a colour theme and these will be the basis for our learning in the seven areas of development. 

This week, the children will be sharing 'The Blue Balloon' by Mick Inkpen 

The children will be continuing to name and explore colours.

They will be painting bubble wrap and noticing how this is different to painting on paper. 

They will be making bubbles in the water tray and chasing and exploring balloons. 

They will also be learning about hot air balloons!

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:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • 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.