Nursery School Curriculum

At Jack in the Box we follow a structure of learning, development and care for children from birth to five years old. This is called the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and it enables your child to learn through a range of activities.
 
The EYFS ensures:

Time table Key

Busy Fingers
Busy fingers is an activity with which the children will start the day. All children will independently choose an activity to explore when first entering the nursery in the morning/ afternoon before registration.
  Circle time
During this time the children join in a variety of songs and stories of their choice.
     
Welcome/ Focus
During this time the children will have a chance to talk about and look at objects related to the topic which is currently being covered during this half term.
  Small Group Time
This is a time for children to work in small groups mainly with their Keyworker to work on key skills like shapes, colours, numbers, sounds etc.
     
Letters and Sounds
Linking Letters and Sounds is scheme where the children have a chance to explore sounds, rhyming and initial letters sounds using the Jolly Phonics programme.
  Music and Movement
During music and movement the children have a chance to move to different types of music learning balancing skills and rhythm.
     
C.I.P & A.I.A
Child Initiated Play (C.I.P) is where the children choose to free play within the nursery this includes both indoor and outdoor play. During this time Adult Initiated Activities (A.I.A) are available for the children to choose.