‘Focused Weeks’ at Alphablocks Nursery School

Our hybrid educational approach at Alphablocks Nursery School has been recognised for its beneficial mix of pedagogical methods, which are naturally incorporated in our everyday practice and guide our children’s learning journeys. During this Spring Term we are focusing on a different approach every two-week ‘cycle’ (we call these ‘focused weeks’). Regular updates will be published in our blog.

focused learning EY Alphablocks nursery

Plan for Spring Term 2018-19

There are a great many details that go into planning, resourcing, executing, and reflecting on these focused weeks. Some of this will be explained in the specialized blog posts for each cycle. However, we would like to provide a summary here, referring only at a high level to the learning focus points and the environment.

Note! The environment in an early years setting does not play a trivial, or merely ancillary, role – it is an absolultely essential element of learning, in all methodologies, but especially so in Forest School, Montessori, and Reggio Emilia.

High Scope weeks

  • Our learning will focus on: reflection
  • Our environment will look more: integrated

Montessori Weeks

  • Our learning will focus on: independence
  • Our environment will look more: structured and aesthetically pleasing.

Reggio Emilia Weeks

  • Our learning will focus on: inspiration
  • Our environment will look more: inviting

Forest school Weeks

  • Our learning will focus on: exploration
  • Our environment will look more: natural