In our Early Years the children are taught using a balance of child-centred, play based and adult led approach. The curriculum is based around the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and covers Physical, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Physical Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.
In the Nursery there is a balance of child lead learning and adult led learning. During the adult led times children are supported to develop the essential early learning skills that allow them to sit and take part in activities as part of a group and to actively listen. As the children move to Reception, there is a gradual change of emphasis as they are encouraged to take part in more adult led learning activities.
Here at Galton Valley Primary School, the Characteristics of Effective Learning help us to focus on and understand how children learn. We look for and think about how the children learn when accessing all areas of development.