Seven Areas of Learning and Development

Personal, Social and Emotional Development is central to our everyday teaching and is addressed in assemblies, within classes through planned circle times and on an ad-hoc basis driven by the needs of the children.

Movement, health and body awareness and skills for handling tools and equipment and taught as part of Physical Development. PE lessons, taught by a specialist teacher, are structured to teach co-ordination and control. These lessons take place on the tennis court area or outside on the grass area or within the school hall.  Opportunities to develop fine motor skills such as cutting and pencil control are provided as part of our daily provision and health awareness is promoted through discussions about food, exercise, hygiene and safety both in the classroom.

Communication and language development is at the heart of every interaction from the moment the children enter school. It involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to speak and understand in a range of situations, and to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves.

We introduce Literacy through a structured programme of communication, phonics, reading and writing.

Children are given opportunities to learn about Mathematics through a range of practical activities, such as counting games, addition and subtraction tasks, shape sorting, shopping games, pattern making and measuring.

Understanding the World introduces children to exploration and investigation to help make sense of their physical world and community and provides opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

Expressive arts and design includes exploring different media and materials, participating in a variety of activities in art, design and technology, and developing imaginative play as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings. Children develop the confidence to perform in Christmas plays, the Summer concert and in assemblies as well as through lessons delivered by an experienced music teacher.

The Rowans School, 19 Drax Avenue, Wimbledon, London SW20 0EG
020 8946 8220 | office@rowans.org.uk
Reg. Charity No. 310024

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