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The curriculum is a general term for everything we want the children to learn about.  It is also the way we foster and encourage children to develop their potential.

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Guidance (2017) which looks at the overall development of the children.  There are 3 characteristics of effective learning which are:

  • Playing and exploring - children investigate and experience things and 'have a go'
  • Active learning - children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulty, and enjoy achievements
  • Creating and thinking critically - children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas and develop strategies for doing things

There are 7 identified areas of learning that shape the early education framework.  All these are important and are interconnected and divided into 2 levels - the prime areas and the specific areas

H has learnt so much since she started at Robert Owen.  We would like to thank all the staff that have worked so hard to teach H so many new skills.  She is much more confident and patient now.  She can listen and understand so much (parent of H July 2019)


Curriculum statement - Early Years Foundation Stage click here

At Robert Owen we believe that like adults, children learn best when they are self motivated and interested. For young children, play is their work.

We cannot be grateful enough for such an amazing development of our J at Robert Owen. He learned many things and he is usually very excited to show whatever his teachers have pushed him to learn. He developed a sort of passion for shcool and we hope he is going to keep this person even once out of Robert Owen' (Parent of J, July 2019)