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A day in the life of Early Years

In Early Years we follow the Foundation Stage Curriculum supported by Development Matters. The curriculum is split into 7 areas of development.

There are 3 prime areas; Communication and Language, Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Physical Development.  There are 4 specific areas; Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding of the World and Expressive Arts and Design. 

Reception children are assessed within the first 6 weeks of starting school following the statutory Reception Baseline Assessment. At the end of Reception children are assessed against 17 Early Learning Goals. 
 

In Nursery we primarily concentrate on the Prime areas of the Early Years Curriculum, these are Communication and Language, Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Physical Development.

In Nursery we complete our own baseline to gather the children’s individual starting points. 

We also deliver daily phonic sessions following guidance from RWI.

Each half term we have a different theme to base our learning around, however Early Years at New Hartley First School is all about following the children’s interests and ensuring we challenge and support through play.

 

 

 A Typical Day in Nursery

8.50-9.00 - Welcome the children into school, self-registration 

9.00 - Dough Disco/Squiggle whilst you wiggle

9.15 - Story of the week

9.30 - 10.30 - Indoor/Outdoor Learning with adult focus activity

10.30- Snack with focused activity - PSED/CLL

10.45 - Indoor/Outdoor Learning continued

11.45 - Focused activity - Maths time

11.50-1.00 - Lunch time

1.00 - Self-Registration

1.05 - Squiggle Whilst you Wiggle/Dough Disco 

1.15 - Plan time

1.30-2.30 - Do time

2.40 - Review time

3.00 - Story Voting Stop/Rhyme time

3.15 - Ready for home

 

 

A Typical Day in Reception

8.50-9.00 - Welcome the children into school, self-registration 

9.00 - Dough Disco/Squiggle whilst you wiggle

9.15 - Morning focus activity - Maths/Story of the week

9.30- 10.30 - Indoor/Outdoor Learning with adult focus activity

10.30 - Snack with focused activity - PSED/Understanding of the World/Literacy-RWI

10.45 - Indoor/Outdoor Learning continued

11.45 - Focused activity - Maths/Literacy/Understanding of the World

12.00-1.00 - Lunch time

1.00 - Self-Registration

1.05 - Squiggle Whilst you Wiggle/Dough Disco 

1.15 - Plan

1.30-2.30 - Do time

2.40 - Review time

3.00 - Story Voting Stop

3.15 - Ready for home