Our Curriculum is designed so that it is specific to our children and their community. We want children at Norton to learn, experience and explore a wide range of topics and activities.
In FS2, every topic begins with exciting learning opportunities planned by our EYFS staff. These topics are open ended, flexible and seen as a learning journey for the children as well as the staff!
Use the link below to find out more about our topic for this term:
In FS1, staff have developed exciting ‘Big Picture’ Goals. Our aim is for all children to achieve these by the end of FS1. Children are supported with a wide range of skills in order to become confident, communicative and collaborative learners. The Big Picture is delivered through our exciting termly topics. See the link below for this term’s topic:
By understanding the importance of observing children as they play and learn, staff at Norton are able to ensure there is an appropriate level of challenge and support. This enables children to build on prior learning, revisit and extend learning experiences in order to make progress.
We value the importance of having a balance between adult led learning activities and child initiated free play. During adult led activities we promote the use of practical and visual resources and learning experiences to engage the children. During free play children are encouraged to be independent, motivated and confident learners. All adults support children to meet their next steps through their own motivations and fascinations. We believe that children learn best when learning is purposeful and they are having fun! Our Curriculum and Provision is flexible in order to adapt to the interests and needs of the children.
Here are some photos of our learning environment.