Child Centred Curriculum
Our curriculum at Cherry Garden is based on providing child-centred, individualised learning opportunities for all children. We use the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework to inform and guide our delivery of the 6 areas of learning: Communication, Language and Literacy, Mathematical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development, Understanding of the World and Creative Development.
Before children can develop their knowledge and understanding of all six areas of learning, they must work on a pre-formal curriculum consisting of communication development, physical development, cognitive development and personal, social and emotional development. This pre-formal curriculum is derived from the Welsh curriculum Routes for Learning which has a focus on early communication, interaction and the cognitive skills that are important for development and learning.
The delivery of the curriculum is based around learning through play to engage children with active learning, exploration and becoming a critical thinker; with a two-year topic cycle to ensure breadth and balance across learning. We base children’s learning intentions around the outcomes in their EHCP to ensure that learning is relevant and personalised.