• Communication and Language
    Communication and Language
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
    Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Expressive Arts and Design
    Expressive Arts and Design
  • Understanding the World
    Understanding the World
  • Physical Development
    Physical Development
  • Enrichment

    Nursery Literacy Curriculum
    Children will be taught...

    EYFS Development Matters Statements Birth to Three

    • Enjoy songs and rhymes, tuning in and paying attention.
    • Join in with songs and rhymes, copying sounds, rhythms, tunes and tempo.
    • Say some of the words in songs and rhymes.
    • Copy finger movements and other gestures.
    • Sing songs and say rhymes independently, for example, singing whilst playing.
    • Enjoy sharing books with an adult.
    • Pay attention and respond to the pictures or the words.
    • Have favourite books and seek them out, to share with an adult, with another child, or to look at alone.
    • Repeat words and phrases from familiar stories.
    • Ask questions about the book. Makes comments and shares their own ideas.
    • Develop play around favourite stories using props.
    • Notice some print, such as the first letter of their name, a bus or door number, or a familiar logo.
    • Enjoy drawing freely.
    • Add some marks to their drawings, which they give meaning to. For example: “That says mummy.”
    • Make marks on their picture to stand for their name.

    EYFS Development Matters Statements Three to Four Year Olds

    • Understand the five key concepts about print:
      • Print has meaning
      • Print can have different purposes
      • We read English text from left to right and from top to bottom
      • The names of the different parts of a book
      • Page sequencing
    • Develop their phonological awareness, so that they can:
      • Spot and suggest rhymes
      • Count or clap syllables in a word
      • Recognise words with the same initial sound, such as money and mother
    • Engage in extended conversations about stories, learning new vocabulary.
    • Use some of their print and letter knowledge in their early writing. For example: writing a pretend shopping list that starts at the top of the page; writing ‘m’ for mummy.
    • Write some or all of their name.
    • Write some letters accurately.