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The Prime Areas of Learning

Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)

  • Making relationships: Weston Way provides a happy, safe and secure environment where children feel valued and respected. Children form positive relationships and learn to work and play together cooperatively.
  • Self-confidence and self-awareness: Weston Way provide an environment where children grow in independence and are excited about learning. They will learn to speak in a group, to express ideas and to make their own choices.
  • Managing feelings and behaviour: Children learn about their emotions and the feelings of others. They will use appropriate behaviour, take turns and share.

Physical Development (PD)

  • Moving and Handling: learning and improving skills of co-ordination, control, manipulation and using large and small movements, climbing, jumping and using pencils and scissors.
  • Health and self-care: children learn about the importance of good health, physical exercise and healthy diet. They enjoy the outdoor environment everyday including a wide range of play activities and opportunities for investigation and exploration. They will learn to manage their own hygiene and personal needs, e.g. hand washing and healthy snacks.

Communication and Language (CL)

  • Listening and Attention: children learn to listen to each other and adults individually and in small groups. They listen and join in with stories and rhymes everyday with enjoyment and relevant responses.
  • Understanding: Children develop understanding of language through their play and exploration, they respond to questions, they explore, predict, explain, describe… They learn to follow instructions to extend their learning.
  • Speaking: Children are given a rich range of real experiences and activities to talk about. The take part in planning and recall activities enabling them to talk about past experiences and plan the future.