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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 Statutory Framework (September 2021)

Click below to view our long term curriculum plan.

 Starfish Long Term Plan 2022 to 23.docxDownload
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Our topic for Autumn Term 2 is

'Feeling Fantastic 

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

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Week Beginning: 05.12.22

Our story this week is:

'Dear Santa' by Rod Campbell

"In this delightful tale, Santa is looking for the perfect present to send to a special child. Lift the flaps to reveal a big kite, a bouncy ball, and a mask! But nothing seems quite right...until Christmas Eve, when Santa finds the perfect gift to leave under the tree."

The children will be:

Continuing to learn about their feelings, thinking about how it feels to give and receive presents 

Making Christmas cards 

Working collaboratively to make a Christmas tree 

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.