Our Curriculum

The curriculum offered at Kaleidoscope Pre-School is drawn from the Early Years Foundation Stage and encourages the children to develop positive attitudes to people who might be different from ourselves, to empathise with and think about the needs of others.
Our Curriculum will do this by:

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  • Making the children feel valued and confident in who they are as individuals
  • Ensuring the children have equal access to learning with curriculum that is inclusive of children with Special Educational Needs and disabilities
  • Reflecting the widest possible range of different communities in the choice of resources used
  • Avoiding stereotyping when selecting activities
  • Encouraging the children to become familiar with a range of cultures, festivals, clothes and foods from different countries around the world
  • Teaching the children that there are many different languages and ensures opportunities are given to listen to stories and music in different tongues
  • Ensuring that children with a language other than English as their first have full access to the curriculum and supported in their learning
  • Helping the children to understand that discriminatory remarks or behaviour are unacceptable at Pre-school.

 

 

The seven areas of learning and development

The activities provided for the children at Kaleidoscope are drawn from the Early Years Foundation stage, and shape our educational program.  This covers seven interconnected areas of Learning and Development, three prime areas and four specific areas. We deliver this through activities and opportunities both in our indoor and outside play environments

Prime areas

Communication & language development

Involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations

 

 

 

Physical development

 

Involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.

Personal, social and emotional development

Involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.

 

Specific areas

Literacy development

Involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.

 

 

Mathematics

 

Involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.

 

Understanding of the world

Involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

 

 

 

Expressive arts and design

Involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.

 

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