What do children learn at King’s Lynn Nursery School? Children learn through play. When you are having fun you learn without realising you are learning. Staff plan a curriculum which encourages the children to learn and develop in the following areas. The main areas are: Personal, Social and Emotional Development Communication, Language and Literacy Physical Development The curriculum also covers: Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy Knowledge and Understanding of the World Creative Development. (Based on the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage). The Curriculum is everything children do, see, hear or feel in the school, both planned and unplanned. The staff plan, through topics, the indoor and outdoor learning environments and the curriculum, supporting and extending children’s play, learning and development, and assessing children’s achievements and planning their next steps. Children have the opportunity to choose their own free play activities and to work with staff on directed activities. They work by themselves and in small and large groups. Curriculum plans are sent home each half-term so that families know what topics are being used in school and can join in with activities at home. We welcome ideas and feed-back from families on what they have done at home. At nursery school children will learn to become independent, they will be expected to see to their own personal needs, complete activities and tidy away, share and take turns, care for each other and their environment, learn to use a variety of equipment, be able to express their needs and communicate with others, be confident in working with adults, learn to be part of a group and learn the ‘language’ of school. Children will have the opportunity to try out new activities, initiate and share ideas and have time to concentrate and persevere.