Edith Cadbury Nursery School
Our values underpin our practice and run through every aspect of our curriculum. The best interests and welfare of our children is at the heart of all that we do.
Our Values: We want our children to be:
Confident, Happy, Independent, Resilient, Courageous, Curious, Empathetic, Creative,
Confidence: To have the belief that they can do something
Happiness: To enjoy what they do and express themselves freely
Independence: To have the belief to try and do things for themselves
Resilience: To keep on trying even when it’s hard and persevere
Courageous: To be brave, to take risks, to overcome difficult situations
Curiousness: Eager to learn more, not afraid to ask questions
Empathetic: Able to understand how others are feeling and others needs
Creative: To express yourself and your ideas through communication, expressions or creations
Respectful: To treat others with tolerance and accept the differences of others
What do we mean by…?
- Curriculum: = Everything we want the children to experience, learn and be able to do.
- Skills: When we talk about skills throughout this document, we are referring to the things children are able to do.
- Knowledge: When we talk about knowledge throughout this document, we are referring to the things children need to know and remember.
- Experiences: Any opportunity readily available where children get involved and engage with. Children learn through their daily experiences at Shenley Fields.
- Activities: Specific adult-initiated activity planned for and set up, with an intended outcome. Usually adult led.
- Pedagogy: The strategies employed to teach knowledge and skills.
“The curriculum is a top-level plan of everything the school wants the children to learn. Planning to help every child to develop their language is vital. The curriculum needs to be ambitious. Careful sequencing will help children to build their learning over time. Young children’s learning is often driven by their interests and plans need to be flexible. Their development is like a spider’s web with many strands, not a straight line. Depth in early learning is much more important than covering lots of things in a superficial way.” Development Matters 2023