Parental Partnership

Please find below our parental partnership curriculum plans for 0-15 months, 2-3 years and 3-5 years.

Personal, Social & Emotional Development

The environment will be welcoming, calm and caring and the day will be predictable enough to give us the sense of security we need but flexible to meet our individual care routines to enable us to enjoy the company of our key person and friends. (MR)

We will begin to build relationships with special people and explore our environment. (MR)

We will have lots of physical interaction with our key person to enable us to become aware of ourselves. (SOS)

My sense of self will grow and I will start to make choices and decisions as well as emphasise my likes and dislikes. (SOS)

I will communicate a range of emotions and begin to become aware of them through my key person responding to these appropriately. (UE)

Communication and Language Development

Our key person will use lots of eye contact and touch to enable us to share moments of interaction. (LA)

I will spend lots of time singing songs and trying to join in with actions or vocalisations. (LA)

Our key person will talk to us about what they are doing so we start to understand familiar gestures, words and sounds and we will start to understand some words in context. (U)

Our key person will copy our babbling and sounds in turn-taking interaction to encourage us to develop speech sounds. (S)

Physical Development

My key person will work alongside my parent/carer to ensure health routines are followed as best as possible while I’m at nursery including, sleeping, eating and oral health.

We will have well planned spaces indoor and out to enable us to roll, stretch and move. (MH)

As we get older the time spent in seats will be limited and we will have at least three hours across the day to move and be active. (MH)

We will be provided with sensory experiences and shown by our key person how to make marks and manipulate objects using our hands. (MH).

We will respond well to sensitive and physical contact from our key worker meeting our care needs which will enable us to express discomfort, hunger or distress. (HSC)

I will have the space and opportunity to be highly physically active throughout the day indoor or outdoor as well as the areas to rest when I need to. (HSC)

Enabling Environments

My key person will provide me with the opportunities and experiences I need to give me the essential knowledge to support my learning. This will be done in an environment that I am safe and secure in and encourages me to engage and make choices.

Positive Relationships/Parent Partnerships

My key person knows how vital it is to have an effective relationship with my parents/carers and will work with them to enhance all aspects of my development. My Parents/carers will be encouraged to share experiences of my homelife on Tapestry so that my key person can extend these and develop new opportunities for me.

Themes for the term

  • Getting to know each other
  • My key person will find out what my interests are and how I learn (Characteristics of Effective Learning)

Personal, Social & Emotional Development

We will begin to build relationships with special people and explore our environment and start to share our experiences and play ideas with peers. (MR)

My sense of self will grow and I will start to make choices and decisions as well as emphasise my likes and dislikes, I will also become more aware of my unique abilities. (SOS)

I will begin to think about my feelings and manage my emotions and will start to express these through interactions with others. (UE)

The practitioners will apply rules consistently in a fair and flexible way which will enable me to begin participating with boundaries and following routines. (UE)

Communication and Language Development

I will enjoy listening to songs, rhymes and stories and begin to listen with interest to noises adults make when they read. (LA)

I will begin to understand more difficult sentences with two instructions. (U)

Learning will be fun and the practitioners will follow my lead in play and build on my interests and experiences to encourage me to become inquisitive and begin to ask questions. (S)

Physical Development

My key person will work alongside my parent/carer to ensure health routines are followed as best as possible while I’m at nursery including, sleeping, eating and oral health.

The practitioners will provide me with plenty of time each day to be physically active, I will begin to imitate moves of others during dancing, singing and music activities and start to understand and choose different ways of moving. (MH)

Staff will make my care routines fun and enjoyable and I will begin to enjoy these and show some independence and awareness of them, while still being able to rely on my key worker for support if I should need it. (HSC)

Enabling Environments

My key person will provide me with the opportunities and experiences I need to give me the essential knowledge to support my learning. This will be done in an environment that I am safe and secure in and encourages me to engage and make choices.

Themes for the term

• Getting to know each other
• My key person will find out what my interests are and how I learn (Characteristics of Effective Learning)

Positive Relationships/Parent Partnerships

My key person knows how vital it is to have an effective relationship with my parents/carers and will work with them to enhance all aspects of my development. My Parents/carers will be encouraged to share experiences of my homelife on Tapestry so that my key person can extend these and develop new opportunities for me.

Literacy

I will begin to have some favourite stories, rhymes, songs, poems or jingles. (R)

I will start to fill in the missing words from my favourite stories. (R)

I will be encouraged to listen and identify sounds in the environment and use musical instruments to explore rhythms. (R)

I will enjoy making marks on and with different resources. (W)

Mathematics

The practitioners will provide me with opportunities to explore number names and counting. I will begin to say some numbers in my play.

Practitioners will use opportunities to model and encourage counting on fingers.

I will begin to anticipate times of the day such as home time, meal time and snack time.

I will explore puzzles and attempt to match the pieces.

Once I’m settled I will begin to remember my way around the environment.

Understand the World

I will begin to have my own friends. (P&C)

The practitioners will talk to me about my family, friends and pets and I will begin to have a sense of who they are. (P&C)

I will begin to enjoy play with small world toys and the practitioners in my room will build on the experiences I have already had. (TW)

I will enjoy operating mechanical toys. (T)

Expressive Arts and Design

I will start to create sounds with different objects including rubbing, shaking and tapping. (CWM)

I will join in with singing songs. (CWM)

I will use everyday resources to represent my world (BI&E)

Personal, Social & Emotional Development

  • We will form positive relationships and seek out companionship with adults and other children and share our experiences and play ideas.
  • We will become more aware of the similarities and differences between ourselves and others.
  • We will talk about how we are feeling and show understanding of other people’s needs and wants.
  • We will express a wide range of feeling’s in our interactions with others through behaviour and play, including excitement, anxiety, guilt and self-doubt.
  • We will follow nursery rules, learn about routine and follow simple directions.

Communication and Language Development

  • We will listen to others in one to one or small groups, when conversation interests them.
  • We will respond to instructions with elements, e.g. Give the big ball to me; collect up all the blocks and put them in the box.
  • We will understand the use of objects (e.g. Which one do we cut with?).
  • We will talk about our family and special times with our family. (Past events- retell)
  • We will learn to use language to recall past experiences.

Physical Development

  • We will climb stairs, steps and move across climbing equipment using alternate feet. We will maintain balance using hands and body to stabilise.
  • We will wash and dry our hands effectively and understand why this is important.
  • We will name and identify different parts of our bodies.
  • We will try different textures and tastes and express a preference.
  • We will create lines and circles pivoting from the shoulder and elbow.

Enabling Environments

My key person will provide me with the opportunities and experiences I need to give me the essential knowledge to support my learning. This will be done in an environment that I am safe and secure in and encourages me to engage and make choices.

Themes for the term

  • Getting to know each other
  • My key person will find out what my interests are and how I learn (Characteristics of Effective Learning)

Positive Relationships/Parent Partnerships

My key person knows how vital it is to have an effective relationship with my parents/carers and will work with them to enhance all aspects of my development. My Parents/carers will be encouraged to share experiences of my homelife on Tapestry so that my key person can extend these and develop new opportunities for me.

Literacy

  • We will give meaning to our drawings and paintings.
  • We will start to introduce phonics through children hearing sounds in words.
  • We will listen to stories and poems when reading one to one and in small groups.
  • We will begin to be aware of the way stories are structured and be able to tell their own stories. (Picture books, role play stories)
  • We will mark make and begin to start writing during role-play.
  • We will link a story or an information book to support our theme.

Mathematics

  • We will use some number names and number language.
  • We will point to each item saying the number for each item, using the stable order of 1,2,3,4,5.
  • We will link numerals with amounts up to 5, reciting, comparing and naming numerals.
  • We will compare two small groups of up to 5 objects, identifying when they are the same amount.
  • We will start to look at number bonds 0 to 5.
  • We will count up to 5 recognising that each number is one more than the number before.
  • We will choose shapes for a purpose.
  • We will show awareness of shape similarities and differences between objects.
  • We will compare lengths, weight and volume.
  • We will respond to and use language of position and direction.
  • We will begin to look at time.

Understand the World

  • We will recognise and talk about special times or events for family and friends.
  • We will remember and talk about special events from our own experiences.
  • We will look closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change in nature e.g. trees, leaves, bricks etc.
  • We will show care and concern for living things and the environment.
  • We will learn that information can be retrieved from digital devices.

Expressive Arts and Design

  • We will enjoy joining in with moving, dancing and ring games.
  • We will sing familiar songs e.g. pop, songs, rhymes and songs from home.
  • We will engage in imaginative play based on own ideas or first-hand experiences.
  • We will explore and learn how sounds and movements can be changed.
  • We will use tools for a purpose.