Curriculum

Curriculum Intent

Communication, Nurture and kindness are attributes that run through the heart of Tenterfield Nursery and continue to be at the forefront of our curriculum intent. All adults use a total communication approach in the Nursery so that all children are included and given the best opportunity to develop their communication skills and express their wants …

Curriculum Overview

The EYFS is how the Government and early years professionals describe the time in your child’s life between birth and age 5. This is a very important stage as it helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes. From when your child is born up until …

Prime Areas

Communication and Language: At Tenterfield we give children opportunities to experience a rich language environment. Our small group size allows children to develop their confidence and skills to express themselves, and to speak and listen in a range of situations. There are three strands: Listening and attention Developing listening and attention skills Understanding Learning to …

Specific Areas

Literacy 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 There are two strands within Literacy: Reading Differentiating sounds and linking sounds to letters; and using a …

Reading and Phonics

Early Reading A critical part of supporting early reading skills is to improve children’s language and communication skills and create a language-rich environment. Tenterfield’s total communication approach to all learning is therefore intrinsic to the delivery of early reading in the nursery. We know that reading is essential for all areas of learning and are …

Nurture Group

The Nurture group sessions run within the main Nursery routine on Mondays and every other Thursday. Children will always start the session with their nursery key person group for welcome time. They will then be collected for the start of Nurture group. They will return to their key person group at the end of the …

Forest School

Tenterfield Nursery will use Forest School to enrich our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum. The children visit the nature reserve in our local Primary school every other Thursday. We have a  morning or an afternoon session. Why are we using Forest School at Tenterfield? Research shows us that children are stimulated by the outdoors. …