Pippin Pre-School

Educational Goals

Early Years Foundation

Each session offers an activity that is targeted at one or more of the following Early Years Learning Goals. Staff plan each activity in advance and then record and evaluate the children’s progress afterwards.

Young children will have a wide range of different experiences and will have a wide range of skills and interests when they join our setting. They need a well planned and resourced curriculum to take their learning forward and to provide opportunities for all children to succeed in an atmosphere of care and of feeling valued.

The curriculum covers all of the areas of children’s development listed in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Characteristics of Effective Learning

Playing and Exploring – engagement
• Finding out and exploring
• Playing with what they know
• Being willing to ‘have a go’

Active Learning – motivation
• Being involved and concentrating
• Keeping trying
• Enjoying achieving what they set out to do

Creating and thinking critically – thinking
• Having their own ideas
• Making links
• Choosing ways to do things

Area of Learning and Development

Personal, Social and Emotional Development
• Making relationships
• Self-confidence and self-awareness
• Managing feelings and behaviour

Physical Development
• Moving and handling
• Health and self-care

Communication and Language
• Listening and attention
• Understanding
• Speaking

Literacy
• Reading
• Writing

Mathematics
• Numbers
• Shape, space and measure

Understanding the World
• People and communities
• The world
• Technology

Expressive Arts and Design
• Exploring and using media and materials
• Being imaginative