Little Chestnuts Curriculum
Every year the children in Little Chestnuts participate in a wide range of topics which can be found above. In addition to these planned activities, children will regularly be encouraged to think of some of their own ideas which we will incorporate into our planning. Children’s ideas are collected through weekly class discussions and observations. We value all children’s contributions towards our planning, and by allowing children to share their own interests and ideas they continue to be motivated learners. Alongside the topics we also look at a wide range of seasonal and religious festivals throughout the year such as Diwali, Harvest, Christmas, Chinese New Year, Easter, Holi and Tanabata.
Every term, we will visit our outdoor cabin and field for our weekly ‘Wonderful Woodland’ nature morning. We will be looking at food preparation and learn about hygiene in our weekly Fun Food mornings sessions. The children will regularly use the balance bikes and a range of motor skill activities to develop both their fine and gross motor skills. Our weekly PE lessons will include learning a variety of skills such as climbing, balancing, throwing and catching, along with working in a team. Over time, we hope for all children to grow in confidence as well as gaining an understanding about how to keep safe using our equipment. Throughout every topic, all the children have opportunities to extend their learning in all EYFS areas of learning.