Early Years Curriculum​

Our Vision Statement:

Talavera Infant School……

The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum consists of the Prime Areas of Communication and Language, Physical Development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development, and the Specific Areas of Literacy, Mathematics, Understand the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

Communication and language development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.

Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.

Personal, social and emotional development involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.

Literacy development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.

Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.

Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.

At Talavera Infant School we plan the children’s learning through their own interests and key topics. In the Early Years this year we have covered the following topics:

  • Autumn 1 – All About Me
  • Autumn 2 –  Let’s Celebrate
  • Spring 1 –  Once Upon a Time
  • Spring 2 – Make and Bake
  • Summer 1 – Into the Woods
  • Summer 2 – Growing and Changing

Please see a copy of our curriculum overviews for Early Years. Further information about what the children will be learning in each topic will be provided in the half termly newsletter.