Beginning at 2 years, our planning for teaching and learning in the Preschool classroom incorporates the Early Years Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception) and the National Curriculum (Key Stage One & Key Stage Two).
We have a fully equipped Montessori room and incorporate the Montessori approach in teaching all subjects. Our Pupils are engaged with a Montessori curriculum for Practical Life and Sensorial subjects
We provide a broad balanced curriculum covering the EYFS areas of learning and development which include prime areas of learning and specific areas of learning:
We follow the children’s interests when planning for each group of children and recognize the importance of involving the children in choosing activities and resources. Child-initiated learning is an important part of our daily routine and whenever possible adult–directed activities are play based, active and related to the children’s interests.
At Pleasant Places learning journals/Diary are provided daily which enables parents and carers to easily access information about their child and make an important contribution to their child’s learning and development. All areas of learning are given equal emphasis and are interrelated. We aim to help children with their learning through observing, getting involved in their play, supporting their thinking and asking open questions.
Every child matters to us and our aim is to encourage pupils to achieve their best and to lay the foundations on which their future learning is built.