At Buckingham Park we are committed to helping our children flourish by providing a purposeful and personalised Early Years Curriculum that fully prepares our younger learners for the next steps in their school career and wider world. Our curriculum is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage and takes into account the ‘Characteristics of Effective Learning’ as well as the Prime and Specific Areas of Learning and Development.
Characteristics of Effective Learning These are the ways in which a child engages with other people and their environment – playing and exploring, active learning and creating and thinking critically. These areas underpin all development across all areas and support the child to remain an effective and motivated learner.
Three Prime Areas of Learning and Development
Personal and Social and Emotional Development Children learn how to work, play and co-operate with other and how to function in a group outside of the family.
Physical Development Children develop physical control, mobility, dexterity and awareness of space both indoors and outdoors as well as health and self-care.
Communication and Language Children develop competence in speaking, listening, attention and understanding.
Four Specific Areas of Learning and Development
Literacy Children learn how to read and write.
Mathematics This area provides the foundation for mathematical development, focusing on numbers and shape, space and measures.
Understanding the World Children develop an understanding of their environment, other people and features of the natural and man-made world around them including ICT.
Expressive Arts and Design This area includes development of children’s imagination and their ability to communicate through role play, music and art.
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