Curriculum - Learning Through Play

 

 

 

The most important part of early education is allowing children to learn through play.

 

What does that mean?

Allowing children the freedom to explore, formulate questions and answers in their mind, build on their interests, try things out, test out their own theories and assess risk in their play, in order to become effective learners, who are excited about the world around them and intrigued in all they do.

The role of the adult is to:

  • Support exploration
  • Follow the children’s lead, interests and areas of fascination
  • Encourage them to have a go, build on what they already know and discover new opportunities and possibilities
  • Make sure we keep the children safe, whilst allowing them the space to take considered risks
  • Encourage and relish in messy play, letting them explore different textures, using all of their senses to experience it

 

 

 "You make learning fun for the children which I think is important."

Ofsted 2016

 

                      

 "She loves learning and often comes home and pretends to be a teacher 'teaching' me what she has learned that day."

Parent Feedback

 

 

 

The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS)

The key to children’s learning is having active play experiences, with adults to talk to them and support what they are doing.

The curriculum highlights the ‘Characteristics of Effective Learning.’ These are:

  • Playing and exploring
  • Active learning
  • Creativity and critical thinking

 

We support children with these Characteristics of Effective Learning, by providing quality and exciting play opportunities, that enable the children to explore, question, have a go and find their own solutions.

 

There are seven areas of learning and development in the Early Years Curriculum:working together1

Three Prime Areas, which are:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development

 

Four Specific Areas, which are:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding The World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

 

In Cleator Moor Nursery School, our weekly planning ensures that all areas of learning and development are included in our activities and that children participate in play opportunities, which will interest, challenge and develop their skills and knowledge.

 

 "The high quality of education that your school provides is well recognised."  

Ofsted 2016

 

              

 “As a result of high-quality teaching, children make rapid progress….”

Ofsted 2016

 

     

 "He has learned to share and understands problems and how to solve them."

Parent Feedback

 


 

 

 

 

About Us

Cleator Moor Nursery School
Ennerdale Road
Cleator Moor
Cumbria
CA25 5LW

Telephone Number: : 01946 811189

Email: admin@cleatormoor.cumbria.sch.uk

Open Hours

 

Visits to our school are always welcome. Please contact the school office to make an appointment.

Our opening times are:

Monday - Friday 8:15am - 4:30pm (term time only)