Our curriculum

Learning to learn

Each unique child develops at their own rate and we are practised observers of children'€™s readiness to learn.  Daily literacy and numeracy sessions encourage your child to notice the language and numbers around them and to start to make sense of them.

We have had children in our Nursery who can read fluently before they enter Reception whilst others gain more from social and creative play.  All of our children work on phonic and number awareness and we expect them to be ready for reading and for formal maths by the time they leave us.

Creative development

Making marks on paper is an essential way in which children learn to observe and record the world around them.  Your child will have regular opportunities to use a wide variety of media to express themselves.  Listening to each child explain what they have drawn or painted gives us great insight into their development and needs.

Craft and 3-D modelling are hugely popular and allow the children to let their imagination take flight.  Sometimes this is individual but this term the whole Nursery built a rocket which they could climb into and a robot to drive it.

Focus of learning

Each half term the children have a new topic to explore.  We increase your child'€™s knowledge and understanding of the world and stimulate their curiosity, ensuring that the topic is right for the children we are caring for at that time.

We may study the sea or space, big wheels, fish or traditional tales but by the end of the topic, the children'€™s understanding has grown in breadth and depth and they have learned to ask still more complicated and interesting questions.

Stimulating curiosity is one of our passions and we love to explore our environment with the children.  Sometimes it'€™s by microscope, at others it'€™s with robot computers and often it'€™s by going outside and finding out.  Discussing what we find give an opportunity for extending learning and asking questions.  Roselyon children are taught to think and ask

Physical development

Roselyon Nursery School, Cornwall, offers Weekly PE sessions to stimulate your child'€™s physical development!  There'€™s no doubt that our children love to stretch themselves physically and access to the well-equipped school hall means that we can take them as far as they are capable of going.

In the summer term the children prepare for Sports Day and enjoy showing off their skills to parents.  Early ball skills are practised and team games are started, supporting the idea of co-operative play.

Roselyon children are adventurous and outdoor types, enjoying the school grounds whatever the weather.  There'€™s never any trouble sleeping after at day at our Nursery!