The curriculum is designed to re-engage children at an early age in the enjoyment and fun which learning can offer them. They will engage in a language enriched environment which is designed using the 6 Principles of Nurture groups as its foundation:
There is a personalised offer across the curriculum and so it is made relevant to the needs of the children, remaining flexible and adaptable to the context, background and needs of the child. The curriculum is inclusive and accessible to every child.
The curriculum is creative and has a culture of experiential, interactive, physically engaging and stimulating activities to promote interest, curiosity, exploration and engagement.
Children are taught within mixed age (4-7years) and mixed ability groups of up to 8 children.
The curriculum includes:
For those children entering within EYFS learning is categorised into:
Learning and development: communication and language; physical development; personal, social and emotional.
Plus 4 key areas: Literacy, Maths, Understanding of the world and expressive art and design.
These are achieved through play exploring, active learning, creative and thinking critically.
There are additional opportunities available for those children who require additional sensory engagement.
Across the academic year children will engage in themed activities to raise awareness.
These may include:
To enhance opportunities for our children the school accesses a range of other specialists to motivate, engage and improve outcomes:
Parents are highly valued and involved from the outset via:
A Play Group runs alongside the Nurture Group Provisions, for children who are referred from Nursery settings. Parents/Carers bring their child into a play environment and remain as part of the group, to also develop their own skills and understanding. 2 staff work with up to 5 children and their parents/carers for up to a 24 week period.
KS1 also offer child observations, advice, CPD and Outreach support as part of a traded service to schools
Interventions which take place both within the Provisions and also as Outreach support within other schools can include:
You can read our full EYFS Policy by downloading the PDF below.
Link School Springwell Dene
Swindon Road, Springwell, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR3 4EE
Tel: 0191 561 5777
Link School Pallion
Waverley Terrace, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR4 6TA
Tel: 0191 561 4777