Our Curriculum and Core Learning Areas:
Blossoms follows the pedagogy of activity-based Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. A child’s experience in the early years is very important as it prepares them for their future learning and successes. A secure, safe and happy childhood provides the foundation for children to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow. At Blossoms, we believe that we should empower our children with the skills that enable them to become independent learners.
Our activity based curriculum is central to our school ethos and it encourages children to be creative, to use their imagination and to be critical thinkers. It supports them in learning and practicing a range of skills. It also encourages children to make sense of the world by encouraging them to explore and investigate in a creative way. It provides them with an opportunity to experience real-life situations build on their own experiences.
At Blossoms, we believe that children learn through ‘active learning’ and exploring for themselves. Children engage in practical, hands-on, meaningful experiences taking place both indoors and outside. We consider outdoor learning to be just as important as indoor learning. We explore the outdoors in all types of weathers!
Through our curriculum, children learn and develop skills, acquire new knowledge and demonstrate their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development. These 7 areas are used to plan the children’s learning and activities. It is designed to be flexible so that the staff can follow children's unique needs and interests. The 3 prime areas are those most essential for children’s healthy development and future learning. These are:
•Communication and language;
•Physical development; and
•Personal, social and emotional development.
As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas.
•Understanding the world; and
•Expressive arts and design.
Your child has the opportunity to learn drawing, dance, art and craft and host of extra curricular activities from the age of 3. At the beginning of the academic year a timetable will be created for your child taking into account your preferences.