The Reception children follow the nationally established Foundation Stage Curriculum. This curriculum sets out a clearly defined group of six areas of learning that most children are expected to achieve by the end of their Reception Year.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication, Language and Literacy
Knowledge and Understanding of the World
The Reception class has a full-time qualified teacher and a fully qualified Nursery Nurse. The children in the Reception class have a separate playground as well as being able to use the main Infant and Junior School playgrounds and fields for their supervised playtimes.
At Key Stage 1 (ages 5-7) the school seeks to provide a rich and stimulating environment designed both to fulfill the academic requirements of the National Curriculum, and to promote an environment where the children are encouraged to develop an awareness of their individual strengths and how to make use of them. Most subjects are taught by the class teacher, and the teacher concerned builds differentiation into the planning of each subject. In both Year 1 and Year 2 there is a fully qualified teaching assistant, who supports the class teacher.
At the end of Year 2 all children move automatically from the Infant Department to the Junior Department.
Curriculum Overview | PDF