Pen Mill Infant and Nursery Academy

Strong foundations, greater opportunities.

Our child centred, language rich curriculum will enable every pupil to maximize their potential. They will recognise their strengths, develop a love for learning and be fully prepared for the next stage of their journey.

Learning & Development

 Planning Our Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

Our Nursery School considers the all round development of your child. We provide opportunities which enable your child to; exercise options and express ideas, reflect on experience and information, share thoughts, make decisions, make discoveries and explore and engage in first hand experiences. Our curriculum is designed to be accessible for all children, regardless of any special educational need or disability. 


Our allocation of time, space and equipment will provide opportunities for your child to develop to their potential, physically, linguistically, intellectually, emotionally, socially and morally. Through carefully planned activities we support and enhance your child's learning ensuring they make at least good progress over time. We plan themes on an annual basis (long term plans) but these are not 'set in stone' and are fluid to address the ever growing and changing needs of all our children. We seem them as more of a 'working document'!


Plans for the medium term (monthly or half term) and short term (bi-weekly) are displayed in school. If you would like a hard copy to take home, please just ask.


Our curriculum is designed around the needs of our young children and is organised into seven areas of Learning and Development.


These are:

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


Here are the main components of each of the seven areas.

Communication and Language experiences are about:

  • Listening, attention and Understanding
  • Speaking


Personal, Social and Emotional experiences are about:

  • Self Regulation
  • Managing Self
  • Building Relationships


Physical Development experiences are about:

  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Fine Motor Skills


Literacy experiences are about:

  • Comprehension
  • Word Reading
  • Writing


Mathematics experiences are about:

  • Number
  • Numerical Patterns


Understanding the World experiences are about:

  • Past and Present
  • People, Cultures and Communities


Expressive Arts & Design experiences are about:

  • Creating with Materials
  • Being Imaginative and Expressive


We plan through a topic based approach. To keep you well informed about the children’s activities our plans are displayed:-

  • On the Notice Board in our cloakroom (long, medium and short term planning)
  • Here on our school website 
  • Home Learning Plans are also shared via Tapestry

Throughout the year we organise several exciting activities, outings and visits/visitors to enhance the children’s learning.

If you would like to find out more about our school curriculum please speak to Mrs. Cullen or read the EYFS Statutory Framework 


 EYFS Mathematics Progression Map.pdfDownload
 Nursery Maths Long Term Plan 2021-2022.pdfDownload
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