Crocodile Rock Day Care

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Our Curriculum

 

The aim of our curriculum is to equip children with the skills and knowledge they need to explore and understand the world

around them.

We believe that children grow and develop when they have access to a well thought out learning environment and engaged adults.

The teaching and learning of new skills and knowledge is delivered through both adult and child led opportunities both indoors and

outdoors.

We focus on the importance of knowledge and skills that will support children in every way possible so that they can make the most of

opportunities and fulfil their potential along with promoting their independence


There are seven areas of learning and development within the Early Years curriculum.

Prime areas of learning

• Personal, social and emotional development

• Communication and language development

• Physical development


Specific areas of learning

• Literacy

• Mathematics

• Understanding the world

• Expressive Arts and design


In planning for children, we consider the different ways in which children learn. The three characteristics of effective learning are

• Playing and exploring

• Active Learning

• Creating and thinking critically


Our intent is for children to leave us confident in -


Knowing about themselves and others, and how to keep safe.

PSED / CL / PD / UW

Having the social skills and confidence to play alongside / with other

children

PSED / CL / UW

Being able to make a simple choice

CL

Having a go and keep on trying

PSED / PD/ L / M

Listening and taking turns

CL/ PSED / M

Following simple instructions

CL

Knowing a number of songs and rhymes and enjoy joining in with

singing.

L / M / EAD / CL / PSED

Sitting at a table for snack and meal times

PSED/ UW/ PD

Talking to an adult

CL / PSED / UW

Using gross and fine motor skills to do things independently

PD

Using mathematical concepts and language in play and everyday

experiences.

M

Implementation - How we will support children -


Observe children at play and plan activities that follow their interests and

introduce them to new ideas and concepts.

Being specific with our praise, noting how well children solve problems, have ideas and negotiate.

Use additional funding to support children as identified

Work with parents to ensure they are able to support their child’s learning at home.

Share and discus experiences

Role model positive language and positive behaviour

Provide supervised opportunities for turn taking.

Provide real life experiences

Use flashcards to support basic English language / for children to express their own wants and needs.

Well planned leaning environments indoors and outdoors that promote the focus on learning.

Know and understand the areas of learning and development

by building a good relationship up with both key children and their immediate family

Know how each child plays and learns

Over time we offer a range of experiences to support the children’s knowledge and skills development. Some of these include:


• Planting seeds watching them grow and earing what has been grown

• Meeting people from the local community who help us such as the dentist and police

• Visiting local care home

• Trips to local parks and walks around the local area

• Raising money for charities

• Baking activities


We will celebrate a range of festivals and share special occasions with the children throughout the year. Some of these include:

Queens Jubilee

Weddings

New Year

Remembrance Day 

Birthdays

Eid and Ramadan

Easter

Christmas

Halloween

Diwali

Chinese New Year

Mothers Day

Fathers Day

Bonfire Night

Pancake Day

General Celebrations