Fantastic books sit at the centre of our curriculum. Through exploring the work of some fantastic authors we investigate the world around us picking up on key themes such as; seasons, the weather, holidays, animals, houses and homes and our families. We work hard within our setting to develop unique and varied opportunities which enable children to develop their own areas of interest as well as engage within new learning experiences. A child's natural curiosity and thirst for knowledge enable us to explore exciting and challenging learning in a creative and nurturing environment.
At Havannah Primary School, we do not make a distinction between work and play. Children learn through planned and spontaneous play activities. Staff provide opportunities for child-initiated and adult-led play as well as independent and guided play opportunities. Through 'magic moments' and awe and wonder learning opportunities, children develop their own natural sense of inquisitiveness and develop a thirst for learning and independence.
Through play, our children explore and develop learning experiences, which help them make sense of the world. They practice and build up ideas, gain confidence as they explore and develop essential social and communication skills.
"Children in the provision for three year-olds have opportunities to explore their learning in well-thought-out areas so that they develop their language skills by working alongside other children. Staff monitor children’s achievements daily in the nursery to ensure that adults target children’s needs when they work with them." (OFSTED 2019)
Children are given the opportunities to investigate and discover within a safe and supported environment. Play underpins the delivery of the EYFS curriculum.
The children have the opportunity to think critically and creatively alongside other children and are given time to reflect on problems and are encouraged to find their own solutions. They communicate with others as they investigate and solve problems. Our children are involved with both group and individual play, which is initiated by both the adults and the children. They learn through being active learners working with a wide range of resources. Through play children will develop intellectually, creatively, physically, socially and emotionally. It gives children the opportunity to take risks and make mistakes.