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An ambitious curriculum to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding needed for children to reach their potential
At Pembury House Nursery School and Childrens Centre we provide a nurturing, motivating and inspirational learning environment for children to learn.
Our carefully designed enquiry based learning environment ensures children have endless possibilities to learn and are constantly challenged. Through child - initiated & adult - led learning opportunities, children can delve deep, embrace their interests and fascinations, ask tricky questions and be creative, all whilst acquiring key skills, knowledge and understanding.
We are an inclusive setting with a highly trained Early Years specialist staff team. Our curriculum follows the characteristics of effective teaching and learning. At Pembury, we believe that a highly engaging Early Years curriculum consists of many layers.
Please see our FULL curriculum intent, implementation and impact document.https://www.pemburyhouse.haringey.sch.uk/Curriculum-Map/
The Helicopter Stories approach, pioneered by Vivian Gussin Paley and championed in the UK by Trisha Lee, supported by Isla Hill and theatre and education charityMakeBelieve Arts, harnesses thepower of storytellingto inspire powerful learning outcomes in key curriculum areas, such as Communication and Language, Personal, Social and Emotional Development and early compositional skills in Writing.
Find out more:www.makebelievearts.co.uk
Tales Toolkit is an engaging programme that we use across Pembury House Nursery School with all the children to develop story telling in a fun and collaborative way.
Stories are created together using the key aspects - character, setting, problem, solution. The resources encourage the children to use real objects and story props as inspiration for stories, encouraging small world play and role play.
The open ended activity allows stories to be created from childrens own interests, from favourite stories and from their own experiences. Children will have quality interactions with the practitioners and their peers, developing vocabulary and story language.
Talk For WritingWhat is Talk for Writing?
Talk For Writing
Talk for Writing was developed by the educational trainer, writer and author Pie Corbett. It is fun and creative, whilst also being a great approach to develop future writers. We use the Talk for Writing approach at Pembury to support children's early literacy skills, and help them develop:
- A range of vocabulary
- Knowledge of story structures
- Use of their imaginations and experiences to create stories
- Enjoyment in sharing stories together
Core Book ListsCore Texts, Songs and Rhymes
Core Book Lists
We provide opportunities for children to behave like a reader and discuss:
- the author (who wrote the story) & illustrator (person who drew the pictures / took the photos)
- publisher (usually a picture logo)
- directionality of print left to right
- the cover, inside title page, blurb on the back
- the purpose of punctuation
- key words
- letters in words that are meaningful e.g. in their name
- pick out long/unusual words
To support learning in literacy we would like children to have experienced these stories, songs and rhymes during their time in our setting:
Phonics‘Letters and Sounds’ and ‘Little Wandle’
Free resources forLetters & Soundsphonics for Parents & Educators
The Pembury Approach
Children learn a great deal from other people. Parents and carers are childrens first teachers and have a powerful influence on their childs early learning. At Pembury, we work closely in partnership with parents to support them to help with their childs phonological development at home. At nursery, we provide children with a wide range of activities and experiences, from an early age, in order to support the development of their early reading and writing skills. Speaking and listening are the foundations for reading and writing and from a very early stage children develop an awareness of the different sounds in spoken language. They learn how to use their voices to make contact with others and to let people know what they need and how they are feeling.