Early Years Foundation Stage (Nursery & Reception)

The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum provides the building blocks upon which everything else is built. The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum consists of learning goals for children to achieve by the end of their reception year. These goals are organized into six areas of learning.

  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Communication, language and literacy
  • Knowledge and understanding of the world
  • Mathematical development
  • Physical development
  • Creative development

In the Foundation Stage, the children learn through a carefully structured and planned curriculum based on a wide variety of play opportunities including imaginative play, designing and constructing, investigating and exploring sand and water, creative activities and energetic play both inside and outside.

Key Stages One and Two

We aim to offer a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum intended to meet the needs of all our children. Through good quality teaching and learning, we hope to foster positive attitudes in children towards all aspects of their learning, their life and behaviour. We place great emphasis on social and moral aspects of the curriculum and believe that a good school continually helps children to learn self-discipline, a sense of responsibility for others and honesty in thought and action. We aim to lay good foundations in knowledge, skills and understanding, and in attitudes values and beliefs.

We teach all areas of the National Curriculum in addition to Personal, Social and Health Education and Religious Education.

In Key Stage 1, children learn phonics through the implementation of the 'Letters and Sounds' programme. We teach reading through guided and shared reading opportunities, using the Oxford Reading Tree and Rigby Star schemes.

The National curriculum consists of 10 subjects, which all children must study at school. There is an emphasis on the core subjects, which are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Computing

The other foundation subjects are:

  • History
  • Geography
  • Design Technology
  • Art
  • Music
  • Physical Education (PE)

We also teach Modern Foreign Languages when the children reach the junior classes.

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