At Sherington, we believe that children in the Foundation Stage learn best by being proactive in helping to shape their own curriculum. Learning is made more engaging by following the needs and interests of the children.
In the Early Years Curriculum, there are 7 areas of learning, and planning ensures that children can progress in all of these areas, with activities appropriate to their developmental stage.
These areas are: Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Communication and Language; Physical Development; Literacy; Maths; Understanding the World; and Expressive Arts and Design.
Morning sessions start at 8.45am and finish at 11.45am.
Afternoon sessions start at 12:30pm and finish at 3:30pm.
This year we will be adding pictures and observations to children’s individual learning journals. The Nursery team will be writing observations, as well as taking photographs and keeping examples of the children’s own work. We would also like to include ‘Wow Cards’, written by parents and carers to record children’s achievements outside of the Nursery setting.
Tapestry information for parents:
The nursery team now use an online learning journey app called Tapestry. It allows us to continue to build effective communication between us (the EYFS team), and you (the parents and carers). With Tapestry we are able to upload flexible media meaning you can see pictures and videos of your child’s learning at school. Tapestry tools allow us to monitor the coverage of all areas of the EYFS curriculum and highlights areas in which your child may need further development. The app has the facility to email parents whenever a new observation is added to their child’s learning journey to keep you up-to-date with what your child has been learning about in school. Parents can add their own observations to share progress and milestones achieved at home. This gives parents greater opportunities to extend your child’s learning at home.
Website – https://eylj.org/login/