Early Years Foundation Stage
Learning can and should be fun, here at Hall Farm Nursery School we aim to mix plenty of creative, imaginative and physical play with the more specific skills involved in preparation for reading, writing and number work. We have a dedicated team of staff, whose aim throughout is for the children to have fun and enjoy socialising and learning in a relaxed and safe environment.
We have a carefully thought out curriculum and work closely within the Early Years Foundation Stage as implemented in September 2008 and revised in September 2021.
The curriculum concentrates on seven areas of learning and development. All areas of learning and development are inter-connected.
Three of the areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s
learning in their early years. These prime areas are:
Personal, Social and
developing confidence and children recognising who they are.
fine and gross motor skills via many different activities. Also exploring
their own health, self-care and
A further 4 specific areas, through which the three prime
areas are strengthened and applied are as follows
Understanding of the World
Expressive Arts and Design
We understand that children will progress at different rates and that individual achievement will vary.
The curriculum is designed to enable each child to make maximum progress, where appropriate. Children with special educational needs will be encouraged to make progression in a suitable manner and consultation with specialists working with these children, will be maintained at all times.