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.
Recently we have learnt about Different Festivals and Celebrations. We have enjoyed looking at a range of different celebrations and learning about how other people celebrate special events. We have also thought about different awareness days like Road Safety Week, where we learnt about how to keep safe on the road. We have enjoyed lots of Welly Walks and exploring our wild area, there are often things for us to find or problems to solve. Due to COVID regulations we haven't been able to practice and perform our usual nativity, however we have had great fun preparing our virtual one to share with our adults at home.
We have created information booklets for parents and carers to support children's learning at home. These booklets provide information on the end of year expectations for children at Glen Park Primary. Teaching staff have identified these expectations as being the minimum requirements your child must meet in order to ensured continued and expected progress through the curriculum. To access the booklet for Foundation Stage please clink on the link below:
We started off the year exploring the seaside and explored a range of different books where the characters go to the beach or are under the sea. The children thoroughly enjoyed talking about the texts and learning new vocabulary.
In the Foundation Stage, learning experiences are linked to topics chosen from children’s interest.
In previous years we have covered a range of topics including Space, The Jungle, Traditional tales, Pirates and Princesses and People Who Help Us, so these might be topics that the children continue to explore throughout the year. We are very much hoping to be able to return to some normality and have some of our event days return but we will just have to wait and see!