Nursery – Anna Pavlova Class
In Nursery, there are seven areas of learning and development. They are all important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly important for building a foundation for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, forming relationships and thriving.
These are the Prime Areas:
• communication and language
• physical development
• personal, social and emotional development
We also support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied.
The specific areas are:
• understanding the world
• expressive arts and design
Our educational programme involves activities and experiences for children, as set out under each of the areas of learning.
This year we have named our class after Anna Pavlova . The class will be learning about this famous dancer and why she inspires us.
Anna Pavlova was a world famous Ballerina who changed the way people saw Ballet. Her Mother was very poor but she saved money to take her to a performance of Sleeping Beauty for her 8th Birthday. Seeing the dancers on stage she fell in love with the Ballerinas and wanted to be one of them.
She got into the Imperial Ballet School at aged 10. She had to work really hard because she was so small and frail to keep up with the stronger dancers.
She was famous for her lead role “The Dying Swan”
Anna changed Ballet, she designed the first pointe shoes.
Anna said work transforms talent into Genius.