Our Curriculum

Our Curriculum

Here is a link to a pdf of our new curriculum steps document with a focus on the prime areas of learning – Communication and Language, Personal, Social and Emotional development and Physical Development. This is a work in progress so we will add to it over the year.

https://www.cullomptonpreschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Our-new-curriculum-steps-September-2022-1.pdf

We started with a staff meeting sharing ideas about what we would like the children to learn about while they are with us, all of the ideas below fall into the Early Years Foundation Stage areas of learning and will support all the children to make progress and develop fantastic language skills and broaden their understanding our of world while supporting literacy and maths, creativity and making friends and learning the skills they need to form a love of reading and of learning.

World

How things work, how plants grow, how things are made, factories, manufacturing, where things come from – milk/cows

What grows what is made – harvest, weather, farms across the world, vegetables, gardening books.

Cooking and baking – world foods

Maps

Transport – boats, planes, bikes, lorries, trains, jets, cars.

Technology – kitchen appliances, washing machines, toasters, screen time, online safety

Science – volcanoes, weather, rocks, fossils, earth, space, sea, crystals, magnets, gravity, clouds, colour

Animals – aquariums, birds, bees

Art – artists, media and materials, dance, music, theatre

Textiles – knitting, crochet, sewing.

Books – collect lots of different non fiction from Tesco book stand and charity shops.

Music -reggae, classical, pop, rock, drum and bass, record ourselves, video ourselves, listen to the radio

Countries – cultures, art, clothes, music, religion, environments, landscapes, food.

                           Celebrations                                         

Jobs – walk around and visit shops, invite people in

Environment – climate changes, recycling, wind power, electricity, gas. Oil rigs

Being Safe

Hygiene – teeth, bodies, hand washing, virus, bacteria, personal care

Illness

Being healthy – our bodies, exercise, teeth, heart, lungs, nutrition, diet, operations, bones, muscles, ligaments, blood, brain, nerves.

History – Vikings, cavemen, castles, knights, Stonehenge.

Geography

Activity ideas – make notes on children’s interest/ideas/inspirations


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