The Birchfield Curriculum
At Birchfield we endeavor to deliver the highest quality early years experince. Children learn within a fully inclusive, challenging and stimulating environment. This supports high quality play experiences and high levels of involvement and engagment. This is enhanced further through our Curriculum offer. The curriculum at Birchfield is formed around the 'Learning Challenge Curriculum' approach. This allows children opportunity to be curious, ponder and wonder as well as affording oportunity to develop in all areas of learning. This is reviewed half termly to ensure that children are accessing all areas equally. This then informs future planning.
A love of literature and reading lies at the heart of everything we do. We support children on their jurney as readers by focussing on high qulaity phonics sessions. This begins with Phase One 'Letters and Sounds' and evolves with our chidren into systematic phonics teaching using the 'Read, Write, Inc' scheme.
A love of maths and mathematical enquiry is fostered through the 'Early Maths fluency' approach. Children are involved in number songs and rhymes from the start of their time here and then move onto exploring number through the 'number of the week'.