Education – Preparing your child for School
Our children’s learning and development is of the upmost importance to Wise Owl. Our children learn through play activities in a relaxed home from home environment. The activities are mostly child lead, through the children’s individual interests. This helps them engage in the activity as it is something they like and will enjoy doing. Activities are also carefully designed by staff in line with the areas of learning set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). These are set out in two areas as follows:
- Communication and language: This involves giving children opportunities speak and listen in a range of situations, and understand instructions and ideas.
- Physical development: This involves providing opportunities for young children 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.
- Personal, social and emotional development: This 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 groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.
- Literacy development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write.
- 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 shapes, spaces, 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.
- Expressive arts 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.
For more information please read the Revised EYFS or speak to one of the staff members at nursery.