Little Stars Curriculum

Keyworth Primary Little Stars 2 Year Old Provision 

Little Stars is part of Keyworth Primary School which opened in the Summer of 2019.

Little Stars provides early education and childcare for children aged two to three providing both government funded places and paid places. Little Stars is open for term time only.

Little Stars currently offers morning only sessions 9am-12pm.  At present, there are 12 places available for a morning session.

Much like Nursery and Reception at Keyworth Primary School, the learning in Little Stars is based on the seven areas of learning from the Early Years Foundation Stage.  However the Little Stars curriculum focuses heavily on the prime areas of learning as it is these areas which support learning in all other areas of the EYFS curriculum and are fundamental to children’s early development.

The Prime areas are:

  • Communication and Language Development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations

 

  • Physical Development  involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity and to make healthy choices in relation to food

 

  •      Personal, Social and Emotional Development involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities

All of the activities and provision are planned to support the Characteristics of Effective Learning

Characteristics of Effective Learning

Playing and Exploring – finding out and exploring, playing with what they know and being willing to ‘have a go’.

Active Learning –  being involved and concentrating, persevering and enjoying achieving, what they set out to do.

Creating and Thinking Critically –  having their own ideas, making links and choosing ways to do things.

The morning consists of a combination of child initiated play and group sessions. Group sessions include singing, speaking and listening and storytelling activities particularly designed to encourage language development.

During the week we also offer indoor physical development sessions in which all chi

Children can practice key skills to support their physical development.

The environment is equipped to meet the needs, interests and stage of development of each child, igniting curiosity and providing opportunities for quality independent play.