- OneThe philosophy of the Lucton Kindergarten curriculum
Based on the vision of the Lucton Kindergarten UK, our curriculum aims to arouse and satisfy the curiosity of children, stimulate their interest in learning, develop the ability to learn independently, build relationships and help children to reach their potential. The curriculum ensures children are prepared for the next step of their education as they go onto school. It provides an excellent foundation in the broader aspects of knowledge and a variety of developing skills, building solid foundations for children to acquire increasingly independent learning skills for the future.
- TwoFeatures of our curriculum
● A caring and nurturing environment which accepts each child for who they are.
● All children make significant progress whilst taking into account their strengths and weaknesses.
● A solid foundation is provided for children by offering each child learning and developing opportunities based on their own needs and interests.
● Assessments of your child's progress are regularly completed and updated. A learning journal and profile is kept including photographs and examples of your child's progress at every stage.
● Constant and open communication with parents or guardians is maintained through their key worker.
● Lucton Kindergarten respects and values children of all ethnic groups, religions and abilities and is opposed to any form of discrimination.
- ThreeThe Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum
Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child's first experiences have a major impact on their future life. A secure, safe and happy childhood is critical. Good parenting and high quality early learning, provide the foundations children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up. It gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills to provide the right foundations for good future progress through school and life.
Type of curriculum Curriculum content Features Key Points Foundation
Curriculum●Language and communication●Physical development●Personal development●Social Development●Emotional Development●Speech●Letters and sounds●Phonics●Reading words●Listening to stories and books●Making marks, writing and drawing●Song●Movement to music●Playing instruments●Interaction with others●Teamwork and Sharing●Moral Values such as kindness (see our Personal and Moral Values)
1The curriculum that promotes the basic development of children, mainly focuses on the accumulation of a variety of general experiences, knowledge and developmental progression.
2It is for all children, regardless of ability.
3Created based on the requirements of the EYFS of Lucton UK and Shanghai preschool education curriculum (basic course).
4The teacher adapts the tuition and learning experience according to the unique developmental progress, ability and interests of the individual child.
1It is based on children's independent exploration, creative expression and free imagination.
2To develop children's independence; arouse children's curiosity, and increase their operational and physical ability. Cultivate children's ability to explore and develop awareness and open-mindedness.
Expanding and Enrichment Curriculum●Forest project activity●Art and sports project activity●Multiple experience and perspectives●Team sports rules and skills●Art●Music
1To encourage children to become close to nature and to understand the many changes in nature.
2To understand the benefits of positive interaction with others. To learn about team work and cooperation.
3To encourage young children to develop their physical abilities and independent movement. Gain an interest in sport, and improve their strength and coordination.
4To cultivate appreciation of art and music and their emotional response to it. To encourage children actively to participate in creativity and self-expression through varying forms of art and musical movement.
- FourThe next stage – literacy, mathematics and other subjects
As these prime areas of development (above) are met, children will be encouraged to build on these essential foundations to start out on their journey into mathematics and literacy and other subjects. The professionals guiding and supporting your child will encourage your child's development in terms of reading and writing and the early stages of mathematical foundations. The staff will monitor your child's progress and adapt their teaching provision to best suit your child's needs and progress, introducing more and more complex concepts to match your child's abilities and to challenge and stretch them on their educational path to their future schooling.
English Children will explore fictional stories, information texts and poetry, improve reading, practise recognising high frequency words and continue to learn and use different sounds in daily phonics sessions. To improve writing, children will develop letter formation and cursive handwriting techniques, extend use of phonic knowledge when writing, practise using correct punctuation and write for different purposes. To improve speaking and listening skills, children will be asking and answering questions in a range of situations, and will practise speaking clearly in front of an audience. Maths Mathematics lessons are aimed at developing basic skills in practical classroom tasks. Children will cover: identification of numbers, ordering, counting, place value, addition, subtraction, money, length, time, position, sorting, 2D and 3D shapes. Science Pupils will look at humans and other animals. Pupils will be able to identify, describe and compare a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. They will also learn how to group animals based on their diets. ICT We will improve familiarity with computers and develop typing and word processing skills. They will also take part in internet research activities. Topic Children will learn about the geography of the local area and will be introduced to mapping. Music Making sounds on different instruments. Singing. Art and Design Experimenting with using colour to create different affects in our artwork. Games Children will be introduced to agility, balance and co-ordination. They will learn to be involved in games and some sports. Swimming will be introduced as available.