In the Early Years, the curriculum is delivered through three prime areas of learning which are Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language and Physical Development and four specific areas which are Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.
Further details about our approach towards ensuring that our children have the best possible start in the Early Years Foundation Stage can be found in our EYFS policy by clicking on the link below.
At Glen Park Primary, we work hard to develop exciting and stimulating learning environments. All children have a classroom in addition to free flow access to the outside area and an additional learning room known as the Busy Bee Room. Each area is set up with a range of activities to develop and enhance learning opportunities. Learning takes place through a range of whole class teaching, adult led activities and regular opportunities for child initiated play providing children with time to access their own learning and consolidate the knowledge of the new skills they have gained.
In the Foundation Stage, learning experiences are linked to topics chosen from children’s interest.
Recently we have been exploring the theme of healthy eating. We talked about foods that are healthy and unhealthy and sorted them. We enjoyed eating healthy foods including some new fruits that we hadn't tried before. After eating these, we chose our favourites to make some smoothies, they were delicious! At the end of the week, we had an unhealthy treat as we made pancakes with Mrs Croft and chose our own toppings!
We have also been learning about Chinese New Year. We found out about the story of the animals and how the race decided who would have a year named after them. We found out that we are either born in the year of the ox or the tiger. We made red envelopes as these are filled with money and given to children to help celebrate the New Year. We also made Chinese lanterns to decorate our Busy Bee room. After lots of activities, we had a Chinese meal which was delicious! We even tried to use chopsticks to eat it.