Curriculum

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Curriculum

Riverston Early Years @ Banyan Tree School curriculum focuses on 8 key areas which includes 3 Prime areas supported by 5 Specific areas.

3 Prime Areas

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Communication and Language

In this area of learning the children are provided with opportunities to communicate with both adults and other children; practising and developing their range of vocabulary and communication. We use a balance of letters and sounds and Jolly Phonics to teach early phonetics.

Physical Development

The children are provided with opportunities to develop and practice fine and gross motor skills. They are encouraged to work with the equipment to develop confidence, eye hand co-ordination and control both indoors and outdoors.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

We aim to provide opportunities and activities for the children to feel valued so that both a strong self –image and self-esteem are promoted. They are encouraged to be confident and independent and gain an understanding of both right and wrong and learn to build positive relationships.

 

5 Specific Areas

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Literacy

Literacy development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. They are given access to a wide range of reading materials- books, poems, and other material to ignite their interest.

Mathematics

Children are provided opportunities to investigate and develop their understanding of numbers, measurements, patterns, shapes and calculations which they can explore, enjoy, learn and practise.

Understanding the World

The children are encouraged to be independent, explore and be aware of their environment, discuss daily events and experiences, solve problems, make decisions, experiment, plan and question.

Expressive Arts and Design

Through a wide range of stimulating resources the children are encouraged to explore, appreciate and express through music, dance, dramatics, art and craft.

Thinking Skills

Supporting children in acquiring, storing, reflecting and applying information to enhance their thinking and problem-solving skills.