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We do more than the curriculum suggests ...........

The Newnham Nursery curriculum is based on  ‘Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum’ by the ‘Department of Children, Schools and Families’

Within the group, all the children are supported in learning at their own pace and our key person system enables the staff to ensure a planned curriculum tailored to the needs of each individual child. By means of developmentally appropriate play activities, we offer a curriculum that is challenging and enjoyable across all areas of learning and development which enables children to progress towards early learning goals In addition it highlights the footsteps along which each child progresses towards the ‘Early Learning Goals’.

When planning the term’s activities, the staff take into account the six areas of children’s learning and development prescribed by the government, namely:

  • Personal, social and emotional development.
  • Communication, language and literacy.
  • Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the world.
  • Physical development.
  • Creative development

Singing and Movement Classes : A music teacher comes to the nursery once a week. At the end of each term, all the children participate in a special musical performance for parents. There is a small fee per term for these lessons.

French Classes : A French teacher comes to the nursery every Wednesday to teach the children French. At the end of each term, the children participate in a small French recital for parents. There is a small fee per term for these lessons.

Activities through the year : Throughout the year we will try to plan days out on trips and visits, such as;

  • Christmas Party and Nativity Play
  • Summer Show
  • Musical Performances
  • Trips to ; Duxford Museum, Botanic Gardens, Linton Zoo
  • Sports Day
  • Multicultural Week
  • Nature Walks
  • Fete (in conjunction with Newnham Croft Primary School)
  • Educational visits from firemen, policemen and nurses
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