At Elmhurst, we adopt the Hygge Wanderlust approach, aimed at providing children with real-life experiences and opportunities to learn through the natural world.
Loose parts, natural resources and nature based learning promotes independent and creative thinking, enabling children to develop their own ideas and learning experiences.
Timetabled Awe and Wander walks encourage children to notice detailed features of their natural environment and promote discussions of how we can become considerate individuals, confident to care for the world around us.
We recognise the importance of developing keen, enthusiastic learners and ensure our planning excites and enthuses pupils. Children are introduced to new learning through a real life experiences or pre-planned hooks.
We understand that all children are unique, have individual interests and learn best in different ways (The Characteristics of Effective Learning).
The way children engage with others and their environment underpins learning and development, supporting children to become and remain motivated.
These are carefully considered by staff in our Early Years classes to ensure all children reach their full potential and progress across the seven areas of learning in the Early Years Curriculum:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Expressive Arts and Design
- Understanding the World
Children's learning is led through a balance of discrete, adult-led sessions and carefully planned continuous provision where children have the opportunity to investigate and apply their learning using our stimulating indoor and outdoor environments.
Page last updated: 16/09/21