Communicate and Language Curriculum
Hungerford Nursery School Centre for Children and Families
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Communication and Language
The EYFS 2021 states that the educational programmes must involve activities and experiences for children as set out under the area of learning:
"The development of children’s spoken language underpins all seven areas of learning and development. Children’s back-and-forth interactions from an early age form the foundations for language and cognitive development. The number and quality of the conversations they have with adults and peers throughout the day in a language-rich environment is crucial. By commenting on what children are interested in or doing, and echoing back what they say with new vocabulary added, practitioners will build children's language effectively. Reading frequently to children, and engaging them actively in stories, non-fiction, rhymes and poems, and then providing them with extensive opportunities to use and embed new words in a range of contexts, will give children the opportunity to thrive. Through conversation, story-telling and role play, where children share their ideas with support and modelling from their teacher, and sensitive questioning that invites them to elaborate, children become comfortable using a rich range of vocabulary and language structure"
Intent of Communication and Language Curriculum
We aim to support all our children to become effective communicators, to be able to listen, receive and process information and ideas and to be capable of expressing their thoughts and feelings in a meaningful way to others. We believe well-developed communication and language skills will provide a firm foundation for children’s overall development. We strongly believe in developing attention and listening skills and stimulating a love of words and extending vocabulary. We also believe and recognise the importance of developing our children’s love of reading by sharing with them a wide range of texts and by teaching them early phonic skills that will support their reading development.
Implementation of Communication and Language Curriculum