Harewood Avenue, Pontefract, WF8 2ER

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Harewood Centre Nursery School

Our curriculum


At Harewood we aim to provide an ambitious curriculum that supports children’s learning and development which meets the requirements of Statutory Guidance for Early Years Foundation Stage 2021.

Our curriculum covers all 7 areas of learning

The Prime Areas are:

  • Communication and Language Development (CLD)
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)
  • Physical Development (PD)

The Specific Areas are:

  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

We have modelled a curriculum that follows children’s interests while also providing rich opportunities that help prepare for the next stage in their education.

Learning through play (inside and out) is at the heart of our curriculum.

There is a balance between adult-initiated experiences (guided learning) and child-initiated experiences.

Adults take children’s interests and strengths as a starting point, seeing each child as a competent learner.

Parent involvement is crucial. We learn a great deal about each child from their parents. Parental support and a high-quality home learning environment make a huge difference to children.

We have high aspirations for all of our children at Harewood.

Please find below our key curriculum documents:

Our hopes and aspirations for children when they leave nursery

Our hopes and aspirations for our children when they leave preschool.

Promoting positive and healthy relationships at Harewood Nursery School

Promoting Fundamental British Values At Harewood Nursery School

Promoting our children's children capital

 Our learning journey from pre-school to nursery.pdfDownload
 Getting our children talking!.docDownload
 Harewood Nursery School Phonics and Early Reading.docDownload
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