Our Curriculum Structure

Learning at Little Explorers  

We provide a welcoming, calm and learning enriched environment. We want everyone to feel happy, safe and empowered to learn. Through our nurturing environment, children develop confidence, independence and resilience. We value and encourage home involvement in children’s learning. Above all we wish nursery life to be relevant, interactive and exciting.

Long term wishes for our children 

  1. I love to play and explore
  2. I am confident to speak, listen and follow instructions or routines
  3. I can work with my friends and am confident to try new things
  4. I can put my coat on and recognise my belongings
  5. I can go to the toilet and wash my own hands

Termly planning for our children 

Spring term:  My Senses  (Taste, Touch, Sight, Smell, Sound )

Summer term:  My Community  (Sense of self, Family, Exploring, Routines, Outside world )

Autumn term: My World (Nature, Culture, Space, Countries, Worldwide family)  

 There are termly wishes for each section, relevant for Explorers and Adventurers, available in the termly planning documents below.

Termly topics  Based on the children’s interests at the time, with a corresponding book and nursery rhymes 

Weekly planning  Specific activities tailored to developing the children’s learning, based around 7 areas of learning; communication and language, physical development, personal social and emotional development, understanding the world, expressive art and design, literacy and maths.  

We use external guidance to support our assessments of children’s learning across these areas.  Here is a link to our guidance.

Here is a list of staff specific areas of responsibility.