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What We Teach In Early Years 

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PRIME AREAS OF LEARNING

•Personal, Social and Emotional Development (getting to know each other, making relationships, being confident to talk about their feelings, needs and wants)

•Physical Development ( fine and gross motor skill activities)

•Communication and Language (Listening and Attention, Understanding, Speaking)

SPECIFIC AREAS OF LEARNING

•Literacy (stories, rhymes)

•Mathematics

•Understanding the World (families, celebration, exploring the outdoors area, learning about their environment)

•Expressive Arts and Design (exploring and using different texture and materials, messy play, role-play)

PHONICS

•Phase 1 phonics (sounds, rhyming words and rhymes)

 

•Phase 2 phonics (letters and sounds, sounding out words, blending and segmenting, reading)

THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNICATION

•EAL  - Home language is important, children will learn English

             in nursery while playing with others and engaging in

             activities.                                                     

•Asking open-ended questions (What? Where? When? Who? Why? What if…? How?)

•Lots of rhymes and stories

•Story time – talking about pictures, story characters and

                      settings, prediction, READ-PAUSE-ASK

WRITING

•Finger gym activities (using small objects for activities, e.g. pegs, beads, buttons, keys and locks, nuts and

   bolds…)             

•Holding pencils correctly

•Tracing over lines / copying

•Letter formation (name writing)

MATHEMATICS

•Deep understanding of numerals (1-10) 

•Counting to 20

•Matching, sorting, classifying, puzzle

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