Overview Curriculum


At St Silas we aim to deliver bespoke curriculum that is responsive to children’s needs and accepts them as individuals. We aim to ensure that our curriculum is broad and balanced and gives children the skills in order to narrow the gap and be able to leave closer to Age Related Expectations. Our curriculum values the role of continuous provision and indoor/outdoor environments along with the role of the adult. We want our children to leave Early Years as competent independent learners and therefore our curriculum is heavily influenced by the characteristics of effective learning

In order to ensure rapid progress teaching of the curriculum focuses on the prime areas during Pre-Nursery and Nursery Education (2-3 years). As children progress into their Reception year the prime areas are still present in teaching but children also begin to explore and experience specific areas of learning.

Prime Areas

Communication and Language, Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Specific Areas

Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design

Characteristics of Effective Learning

Playing and Exploring, Active Learning and Creativity and thinking Critically





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