Early Years Information
At Neville’s Cross we believe that access to a high quality Early Years curriculum inspires all our pupils become independent, engaged and active learners. Opportunities are provided for our pupils to explore all seven areas of learning as outlined in the EYFS framework (September 2021). Children learn through a balance of child and adult initiated activities, where they are able to learn new skills as well as practicing and revisiting those already taught.
At Neville’s Cross we believe play to be at the heart of all learning, meaning the children experience a range of hands-on, practical activities where they can learn holistically. Our curriculum is designed so that the children’s prior knowledge is taken into account, celebrated and built upon. Children are active learners and are encouraged to problem solve and think critically when encountering new challenges or problems, and are also encouraged to work together with their peers to work collaboratively. Themes and projects are introduced each half term to thread children’s learning together, helping them to understand links and make sense of the world around them. Open ended activities ensure that emphasis is placed upon the process rather than the result, with adults supporting children to talk through their methods and explain their thinking.
Learning is undertaken in partnership with parents, with links between school and home providing an important base where the children can feel safe, secure and nurtured.