Curriculum Norbury


Our curriculum Goals:

At Loving Hands,

we want our children to

To settle in, make a strong relationship with their key person, involve in their play and become confident learner. To become independent and be able to take turns and wait for what they want. To be able to negotiate and respond to boundaries. To be kind and show care and concern for others, express their needs, views and feelings and play co-operatively with others.

To be confident speaker and listener, initiate conversation, communicating and negotiating with their friends. Respond to 'how', 'what' and 'why' questions, join in with rhymes and songs for example repeating words or following actions, have favourite stories and rhymes. They make comments about their play and learning.

To engage in books, love reading and respond to instructions. Looking at environmental prints, learn and use new words, recognize their name and use their name cards repeatedly, become more confident in marking marks and holding a pencil. They begin to talk about their marks with others and give meaning to them e.g. “That’s mummy” or “it’s a dinosaur”. Become confident in attempting to form letters specially write first two letters of their name. Have phonological awareness and engage in purposeful writing. Children can make their own story or “tell the story of their day in nursery” with little prompting from the adult.

To be confident users of numbers to 10 and to see the numbers around them, use mathematical language to describe length, weight and capacity and position. To use language to describe basic 2d and 3d shapes and recognize those shapes in the environment. Have an understanding of time and money.

To be curious and interested in the world around them. Have an understanding of past, present and their environment, home and community. To be able to talk about significant events and people in their life and be familiar with famous people around the world. To explore natural and living world and have an understanding of similarities, differences and change.

To explore colour, texture or construction material. To follow a recipe to bake a cake or cook. To construct with a design or purpose in mind and describe their creations and the process. To use different props, materials and other resources in their imaginative/role play, take part and demonstrate an understanding of pretend/symbolic play. To demonstrate an enjoyment of music and movement.

To demonstrate an interest in sensory experiences, be a resilient learner who take risks. To experiment with different ways of moving and demonstrate increasing skills of balancing, throwing and catching. To thread beads on to a piece of string or build a stable tower of upto 10 blocks. To sit on a trike with good balance, pedal and steer their trike. To be independent in personal care and hygiene. Explore using one-handed tools such as: one handed scissors and knives to spread butter on a cracker.