Children will experience a variety of methods of teaching and learning. Sometimes, teachers will work with individuals, sometimes with groups and sometimes with the whole class. Activities will vary from free, open-ended exploration to more formal, instructional teaching depending on the learning which is intended. As the children move through the school they will be given increasing opportunities to develop their independent working skills, to make their own decisions about work and to use their initiative.
The Foundation Stage Curriculum (Age 4-5)
Our curriculum for Reception children is based upon QCA Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage which outlines six areas of pre-National Curriculum experience:
1. Language and literacy
3. Knowledge and understanding of the world
6. Personal, social and emotional
The Curriculum for Key Stage One (5-7 year olds) and Key Stage Two (7-11 year olds)
The subjects in the National Curriculum are Literacy, Numeracy, Science, Technology, Information & Communications Technology, History, Geography, Art, Music and Physical Education. In addition your child will study Religious Education which is taught in accordance with County guidelines. Further details of the National Curriculum are available at the school. The school has developed policies and detailed schemes of work for each National Curriculum subject and for R.E. These ensure proper curriculum coverage, progression and equal access to subjects.