Pre-School Curriculum

Our planning is guided by the 'Curricular Guidance for Pre-school Education'.

This guidance is presented as six areas of learning that will provide a foundation for individual learning. 

The six areas are: 

1. Personal Social and Emotional Development: 
children learning how to be independent, how to work, play and co-operate with each other; how to appreciate and respect self and others 

2. Language Development: 
children developing competence in language skills - understanding, talking, listening, learning to communicate effectively, learning to become readers and writers 

3. Physical Development and Movement: 
developing physical control, fitness, mobility, balance awareness of space, manipulative skills 

4. The Arts: 
developing imagination, ability to express feelings and ideas in a creative way through art, music, drama and appreciation of natural beauty 

5. Early Mathematical Experiences: 
providing a foundation for numeracy developing through practical ideas, using the language of maths, measuring, estimating, sorting, matching, counting 

6. The World around Us: 
developing knowledge of how to use tools, computer, tape recorder, camera, how magnets work, how substances can change, exploring light and shadow, forces and energy, developing knowledge of the environment through the seasons, living things, re-cycling, skill development for later learning in history and geography 

Our school has a wide range of resources - including staff - to enable us to provide opportunities for all the children to experience all these areas of potential learning. Children with special educational needs will be offered the same opportunities as their peers and staff will scaffold their learning in an inclusive manner. The curriculum will be enhanced and developed further throughout the year by regular visits out of nursery school and visitors who will come in to enrich the children's learning.