Our Nursery School Curriculum ages 3-5

Our Nursery School Curriculum ages 3-5

The key curriculum we cover starts the term after a child’s third birthday when they will experience teaching and learning in Prime and Specific areas of the EYFS



Personal Social and Emotional Development                    

  • Self Confidence and Self Awareness
  • Managing Feelings and Behaviour
  • Making Relationships

Communication and Language Development                   

  • Listening and Attention
  • Understanding
  • Speaking

Physical Development                   

  • Moving and Handling
  • Health and Self Care



  • Reading
  • Writing


  • Numbers
  • Shapes, spaces and measures

Understanding the World                  

  • People and communities
  • The World
  • Technology

Creative and Expressive Arts and Design                 

  • Experimenting with media and materials
  • Being Imaginative 

At Usworth Colliery Nursery School we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage guidelines published by DfE  ‘Early Years Outcomes’.


We plan our play experiences and curriculum with the aim of enabling every child to learn well, be happy and to thrive.


Our children learn about the world around them

They develop their physical skills, thinking skills, creativity, social, emotional and behavioural skills.


We firmly believe in young children learning from first hand and real life play and learning.

Whenever possible, our children experience real and natural resources and we help them to see, touch, feel, smell, listen to and even taste things for themselves.


We carefully plan experiences, activities and resources across the seven areas of learning to ensure each child receives a broad and balanced curriculum.

This can be indoors and outdoors.