Curriculum & Assessment
“Children develop in the context of relationships and the environment around them” (Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage)
At Bassingbourn Pre-School we strive to encourage and enable the development of independence. We believe this plays a large part in making the transition into full-time school as stress-free as possible for the children. The way the setting is laid out and the activities available are planned with this in mind.
The characteristics of effective learning are playing and exploring, active learning and creating and thinking critically, and we aim to provide an environment where children are motivated to explore and develop their own ideas while progressing through the Early Years Foundation Stage. Our key person system enables us to ensure that each child is supported in developing their full potential at their own pace.
The three primary areas of the EYFS are as follows:
Communication and Language
Providing a rich language environment helps children develop the confidence to express themselves and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
Personal Social and Emotional
Modelling consideration, appropriate behaviour and respect and concern for others helps children to develop social skills and manage their feelings.
Providing opportunities for children to be active and to develop independence in self-care helps them begin to understand the importance of physical activity and healthy choices.