Learning

Foundation Stage Learning

The aim of the Foundation Stage is to provide a curriculum based on the ‘Development Matters’ guidance which is broad and balanced. The curriculum is based on seven areas of learning, three of which are Prime Areas (Communication & Language, Personal and Social and Physical) and the other four are specific areas (Literacy, Mathematical, Understanding the World and Expressive Art & Design). Children will be assessed against these areas using the Early Years Profile.

Play based learning underpins the early years. Children learn through focused activities which are sometimes teacher led, and through continuous provision. Children have the opportunity to access provision such as water, construction, reading, mark-making, malleable and the outdoor area.

Key Stage One Learning

In Key Stage 1 we build on the early years by following the statutory requirements of the New National Curriculum. The subjects covered are English, Mathematics, Science, Computing, History, Geography, Design & Technology, Art & Design, Music, PE and RE.

We present the curriculum in a variety of ways: topic work which uses many subject areas, separate subject teaching, class teaching, group and individual teaching. The aim in all our teaching is to guarantee your child’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum matched their abilities.