The early years at Saxon Wood includes children in both Willow Class (Nursery) and Oak Class (Year R). This Policy covers the curriculum for pupils two years old until the end of Year R and incorporates the curriculum guidance for the foundation stage.

The curriculum is divided into 7 areas of learning and development. Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These are:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development

As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. Staff will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. This is a bit like a curriculum in primary and secondary schools, but it is suitable for very young children. It is designed to be really flexible so that staff can follow your child’s unique needs and interests. Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.