At St Osburg’s Catholic Primary School, we aim to provide your child with a broad, balanced, inspiring and creative curriculum. We endeavour to plan enriching and challenging opportunities to help your child learn the essential skills needed for further learning and development in Key Stage 1 and beyond.
In Nursery and Reception your entire child’s learning and development is underpinned by the areas of learning in the document ‘Development Matters’.
Learning and Development
Learning and development is categorised into three prime areas of learning:
· Communication and language
· Physical development
· Personal, social and emotional development
Additionally there are four specific areas of learning:
· Understanding the world
· Expressive arts and design
Achievement of these prime and specific areas of learning is by:
· Playing and exploring
· Active learning
· Creating and thinking critically
We follow the ‘Read Write Inc.’ programme for the teaching of phonics and early reading and writing skills.
All about me, Creation, Birthdays, Baptism, My new school, People who help us, Harvest, Healthy eating, Autumn, Diwali, Halloween, National Nursery Rhyme Week, Advent, Christmas, Winter.
Prayer, Creation, Baptism, Advent, Christmas
Winter, Chinese New Year, Mother’s day, Spring, Animals
Lent, Forgiveness, Easter, Mary
Summer, growing, life cycles, Father’s Day, mini beasts, holidays, journeys
In Early Years we believe in engaging the children through topics that interest them. Therefore alongside the seasonal topics we include topics that will interest your child. These will vary year on year depending on the interests of the cohort. Previous topics have included Pirates, Superheroes, Princesses and Knights, Pets, Transport. We will keep you up to date with our chosen topics throughout the year.
Please take note of our ‘we are learning about’ posters. This will clearly state the key learning that is being undertaken that week in both Nursery and Reception.