In our Foundation classes, both full and part time, we follow the Foundation Stage curriculum which has 6 areas of learning, namely Language and Communication, Maths, Physical Development, Knowledge and Understanding, Creative Development, and Personal, Social and Health Education. We adapt this to make it suitable for our children especially those in full time education, since the majority will have had the benefit of our Nursery input.
The National Curriculum begins when children are in Year 1 and in our school, we include this under the same headings, so that children can make valuable links with their learning.
Our teaching and support staff are responsible for the planning and delivery of the curriculum. The Headteacher and Governors are responsible for ensuring that the curriculum is taught effectively.
All staff here are strong practitioners who update their knowledge base as part of professional development. We offer additional support to our children from Nursery Nurses and Learning Support Assistants who have all undertaken training for working with young children; some have additional first aid qualifications. Support staff also plan alongside qualified teachers. All staff, whether teachers or support staff share expertise and skills wherever possible, working together for the benefit of the children.
The whole school follows a series of themes for the year, carefully chosen to meet all the requirements of the National Curriculum. We provide a variety of challenging but enjoyable activities which enrich and extend children's capabilities and provide them with a positive approach to future learning. We strongly believe that children learn best when they are having fun!
Teaching and learning activities are planned each term for each area and are available to parents in each child's home/school diary.