It is important to note that how children learn is just as important as what children learn. We have thought carefully about sequencing and progression to build on learning and skills over time. This includes a focus on communication and language, early reading, personal, social and emotional development and physical development as these underpin all learning. We have designed a progressive curriculum with an emphasis on developing key skills which we believe will enable our children to make expected progress and thrive. We have thought carefully about the balance between adult directed and child-initiated play. We strongly believe that play is a child's work; yet we recognise the need for well- planned adult directed learning.