Find out all about our curriculum, admissions and induction to Nursery.
Find details about our curriculum, routines and induction to our Reception classes.
At Banks Lane Infant & Nursery School, we want our EYFS children to learn through an exciting and stimulating curriculum which enables each child to develop from their own starting points but reach their full potential. We use a balance of whole class teaching, learning together through structured play and opportunities for the children to be creative and independent. Outdoor learning provides opportunities for collaborative learning, exploration and problem solving.
There are seven areas of learning:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development Physical Development Communication and Language Literacy Mathematics Understanding the World Expressive Arts and Design
By the end of Reception most children are expected to reach the Early Learning Goals for each area and to display positive characteristics of learning as a foundation for learning within the National Curriculum at Key Stage 1.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) outlines what adults must do to help children learn and develop and to be healthy and safe. • This guide is for parents* of children from birth to five years old. It will help you find out more about your child’s learning and development in the EYFS. • The EYFS includes seven areas of learning and development. In this guide the seven areas are split into three age bands**: o Birth to three o 3-4 o 4-5 (the reception year in school) • In each band, there are suggestions about what your child may be doing, and how you can help them. It’s important to remember that children develop in different ways and at different rates. • After each age band you will find top tips for fun, playful experiences that you and your child can do together at home
*‘Parent’ is used to mean parents, carers and guardians. **The age bands follow Development Matters, which is the Government’s non -statutory guide for all early years practitioners, childminders, staff in nurseries, nursery schools, and nursery and reception classes in school.