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Ashworth

Nursery School

Where Happy Children Learn

Our Learning Environment

OUR LEARNING ENVIRONMENT 

 

The statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) states that children learn and develop well in enabling environments. An enabling environment is one which provides a rich, varied and safe space in which children can play, explore and learn. 

 

We are committed to providing quality teaching and learning through continuous provision.  Our environments encourage children to explore, to go on a adventures together and to develop into happy, confident and independent individuals. Nursery School is often a child's first venture alone into the larger world outside the family home. What children experience and learn at nursery school creates strong, lasting foundations which they build from in later life. We believe it is essential that these experiences are of the highest quality. To make this experience the best it can possibly be, we create environments that nurture every child's physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. 

 

Our environment is a place where children develop into happy, confident and independent individuals. Our motto is: 

'Happy Children Learn'.

 

Our indoor and outdoor environments have been well planned, organised and resourced with clean, high quality resources to promote curiosity and learning.

 

Indoor Provision

 

Investigations and Problem Solving

  • Water Area
  • Sand Area
  • Dough Area

Expressive Arts and Design

  • Paint Area
  • Creative Workshop Area
  • Transient Art Area

Maths, Science and Engineering

  • Maths Area
  • Science Area
  • Block Area
  • Small Construction Area

Language and Literacy

  • Mark Making Area
  • Books and Puppets
  • Small World Area Fantasy
  • Small World Real Life

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Domestic Role Play
  • Real Life Role Play
  • Fantasy Role Play

 

Outdoor Provision

 

Physical Development

  • Climbing frame and net
  • Ropes
  • Play crates
  • Tyres
  • Bikes
  • Scooters
  • Cars
  • Slide
  • Trampoline
  • Stilts

Collaboration and Communication

  •  Den making
  • Camping and picnic ware
  • Dressing up clothes
  • Castle
  • Book area

Mathematical Thinking

  •  Natural materials of varied number, size and shape
  • Skittles
  • Numicon mats
  • Measures and timers
  • balls, hoops, beanbags, ropes
  • Chalks and whiteboards  
  • Wooden Blocks

Science Investigation

  •  Mud kitchen
  • Pipes and guttering
  •  Sweeping brushes
  • Buckets, jugs and funnels
  • Trays pans and kitchen utensils
  • Wet and Dry sand

Knowledge of the World

  • Wheelbarrow
  • Spades and rakes
  • Brushes
  • Gardening tools
  • Magnifiers, bug pots and small collection trays
  • Wind spirals, turbines and twisters
  • Ribbons and scarves
  • Parachute

Creative and Expressive Art

  • Weaving shapes
  • Set of large wild animals
  • Set of large dinosaurs
  • Small world sets

 

 

 

 

 

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