At Saint Patrick’s, 'we strive to establish a love of learning in the early stages of life, encouraging children to be caring, resilient, confident and independent'. We believe that every child is wonderfully unique and aim to support them on their individual learning and development journeys.
Within Early Years our curriculum is designed to provide all children with the opportunities and experiences that they need in order to develop positive dispositions and attitudes to be able to succeed as learners and in life.
Our curriculum is underpinned by the characteristics of effective learning. Our children begin to learn and grow by finding out and exploring. They are content whilst playing with what they now and are willing to ‘have a go’. They quickly transition to become active learners. They are able to concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties. They enjoy achieving what they set out to do. Over time our children start to thinking critically. They have and develop their own ideas and develop strategies for doing things.
The curriculum within EYFS at Saint Patrick's is organised into weekly themes, linked to an over-arching half termly topic:
🍁 Autumn Term 1:
Knowing Me, Knowing You!
🍁 Autumn Term 2:
People Who Help Us!
🌱 Spring Term 1:
All Creatures Great & Small!
🌱 Spring Term 2:
☀️ Summer Term 1:
Around The World
☀️ Summer Term 2:
We're All Going On A Summer Holiday!
As a school we understand the importance of keeping our children engaged in what they are learning and in EYFS this is achieved through the introduction of a new theme each week and by following our children's interests.
Not only does a weekly theme provide a new and exciting stimulus for learning but also helps staff promote and encourage both confidence and independence!
Our children are happy to take risks as they learn and often succeed in the challenges set out for them during focused activity work and within continuous provision.
Some of the themes we explore are:
Please take the time to explore our class pages (paying particular attention to our 'Curriculum in Action' and our 'Nursery/Reception in Action' pages to see what we have been learning each week).
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