What will my child learn at nursery?

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At Little Blessings we focus on seven key areas of learning in order to ensure that your child excels and is prepared for school when they leave us.  Those seven areas are seperated into three prime areas and four specific areas.

The three prime areas are:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in group; and to have confidence in their abilities.

We aim to develop three main areas of personal, social and emotional development:

  1. Making relationships
  2. Self-confidence and self-awareness
  3. Managing feelings and behaviour

Communication and Language

Involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment, to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves, and to speak and listen in a range of situations. 

We aim to develop three main areas of communication and language:

  1. Listening and attention
  2. Understanding
  3. Speaking

Physical Development

Involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive, and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement.  Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.

We aim to develop two main areas of physical development:

  1. Moving and handling
  2. Health and self-care

seven areas of learning

The four specific areas are:

Literacy

Involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.

We aim to develop two main areas of literacy:

  1. Reading
  2. Writing

Expressive Art and Design

Involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play and design and technology.

We aim to develop two main areas of expressive art and design:

  1. Exploring and using media and materials
  2. Being imaginative

Mathematics

Involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shape, spaces, and measures.

We aim to develop two main areas of mathematics:

  1. Numbers
  2. Shape, space and measures

Understanding the World

Involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

We aim to develop three main areas of understanding the world:

  1. People and communities
  2. The world
  3. Technology

We have many measures, including very capable staff, who help to aid and excel the development of our children in these areas.