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The Nursery Curriculum

In the Nursery we offer a broad and balanced play-based curriculum designed to help the children develop socially, emotionally, physically and academically.

Our curriculum is based on

“Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage.”

The areas of learning covered are:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

How your child learns is as important as what they learn. Concentration, motivation and the resilience to solve problems and learn from mistakes are qualities which we aim to encourage. These qualities are known as the Characteristics of Learning.

This stage of learning is referred to as the Early Years Foundation Stage and covers the years prior to children entering Year 1 in their primary school. It will include their time in the Nursery and their time in a Reception class.

Please click here for a link to our EYFS policy which gives more information on assessment and learning.

We use the Tapestry Online Learning Journal to track and record our learning


Wantage Church of England Primary School
OX12 8DJ


01235 762396