At Kingswood Parks we believe the early years are critical in children’s physical, intellectual, emotional and social development. In F1 we focus on developing children’s skills in the three prime areas: Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Communication and Language.
We develop early speaking and listening skills so that the children are able to share their interests, needs and wants with adults and children alike. We focus on encouraging children to share and develop friendships as well as developing their gross and fine motor skills.
Alongside these prime areas we begin to develop an early understanding of number and, through daily phonics sessions, raise children’s awareness of environmental sounds, rhyme and alliterations as well as beginning to learn letter sounds.
The children have opportunities to learn about their immediate environment and their community, as well as developing their creative skills in relation to music, dance, painting and design and technology.
As the children move into F2 (Reception) the emphasis changes slightly as we prepare them for Year 1 and the curriculum focuses on the specific areas of learning: Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.
We continue to build on skills mastered in F1 and teach the children to read and write simple words and sentences, solve mathematical problems and develop independence.