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Early Years Curriculum at Tiverton

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  1. Early Years Curriculum at Tiverton September 2014

  2. Things we will talk about… • The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum • Teaching methods in Early years • Maths • Literacy • How parents can get involved

  3. The whole child in Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

  4. The Effective Characteristics of Learning Creatingand How children learn. PlayingandExploring ActiveLearning ThinkingCritically Engagement Finding out and exploring Join in with open ended activities Take part in make believe and pretend Engage in role play Being willing to have ago Motivation Being involved and concentrating Keep trying when challenges occur. Enjoying achieving what they set to do Having own ideas Find ways to solve problems Choosing ways to do things Making links

  5. Playing and exploring - engagement Pretending to be medical practitioners Experimenting with milk, food colouring and washing up liquid. Exploring artefacts linked to animals Exploring different sounds of instruments and having a go. Newly hatched ducklings

  6. Active learning - motivation Reading to other children on ‘TV’ Drawing stories together Having fun learning about 3D shapes Making words Learning about money Reading to each other

  7. Creating and thinking critically - thinking Reading clues: treasure hunt How to measure the lengths? Interviewing people in the local café. Actively learning about 2 D shapes Shape fashion show Making the scale balance

  8. When all the elements of effective learning happen, children progress well in all areas of their learning and development. • They are engaged and have confidence to have a go at different activities • They have motivation to learn and explore; they keep trying until they achieve what they set out to do. • Engaged and motivated children develop many ideas, make links between different areas of learning. They have confidence to experiment and find their own way of solving a problem. These children laugh at the programme they are watching on their TV in their living room.

  9. How we do it at Tiverton

  10. Children’s independent play Resources available for children to choose!

  11. Through careful observation we put things in place to develop children’s learning in the context of their interests.

  12. Adult’s support and questioning teaches and extends learning. Adult Directed activities Are fun! Incorporate children’s interests Based on child’s individual needs

  13. Progress in writing

  14. Writing at school • Independent writing for a range of purposes • Encouraging emergent writing and mark making! • Shared writing • Adult directed Writing tasks • Encouraging phonetic sounding out of words • Letter formation • High frequency words • Support at home “Its fun writing words on the walls”

  15. Progress in reading

  16. Progress in maths - numbers

  17. Shape, Space and Measure Children learn about flat and solid shapes. They use everyday language relating to money and time. They learn about pattern and sequence. They explore lengths, height, weight and capacity.

  18. Parental / Carers Involvement • You are your child’s first teacher • We have an open door policy. You are always welcome to come and help with different activities.

  19. Parental / Carers Involvement • Special books - Please take your child’s Special Book home once a week. • You can add something for your child’s show & tell on his or her Focused Day. Share with us your family customs and traditions. • Please share with us information about your child’s development and special days and events.

  20. Parental / carers involvement • We are planning to have Curriculum Open Workshops when parents observe teachers in different curriculum areas and then discuss what they observe with the teachers. • We would like to have support from you to assess your child’s learning and development. Please tell us what your child does at home. We can learn from each other. • Please help us on trips. We can’t go without your support.