The Early Years team at Bishops Waltham Infant School foster a love of learning by developing children's abilities, skills, knowledge, fascinations and interests.
The integrated curriculum is planned to enable children to learn through adult led and child initiated activities in the classrooms, continuous provision areas, outdoor learning zones and the local areas. Tasks are designed carefully and are planned to provide purposeful enhancements that further extend children's ability to use, apply and consolidate what has been learned.
Our projects follow The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and are delivered through the 7 key Areas of Learning.
Prime areas are fundamental, work together, and move through to support development in all other areas.
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development,
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
Specific areas include essential skills and knowledge for children to participate successfully in society.
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
In Year R, there is a range of projects but we also work from children's own interests and needs. There is a big emphasis on learning outdoors and what is being learnt inside is replicated in the outdoor environment.