The Acorn Curriculum and Daily Routine

Our curriculum embraces the statutory framework of the Early Years Foundation Stage. However our reach extends far beyond it. The daily routine covers all areas of learning, through such activities as arts and crafts, and music, movement and singing sessions with our resident in-house pianist. Topic work, incorporating Forest School (nature study) and simple aspects of Geography, History, Technology and Science, are designed to enhance the children’s knowledge and understanding of the world around them. They are encouraged to explore and question within a framework which promotes creative thinking and independence.

Literacy and Mathematics underpin all learning activities. As the children develop their listening, speaking and reading skills, they can delve deeper into the exciting world of literature and take greater ownership of their learning. Opportunities for mathematical thinking pervade the environment and children develop their number skills through an interactive and stimulating curriculum.

The children’s Personal, Social and Emotional Development is at the heart of all we do. Circle time sessions enable the children to ask questions, explore and discuss their thoughts and feelings and, in so doing, learn to respect the views and opinions of others.