The Foundation Stage
The Foundation Stage curriculum begins when children reach the age of three. Most of the children who attended Milton School have had some form of pre-school experience since soon after their third birthday. Children entering the school are still considered to be in the Foundation Stage. During the first year, the children focus on the Early Learning Goals and are given opportunities to develop in six areas of learning. These are identified as personal, social and emotional development, language and literacy development, knowledge and understanding of the world, physical development and creative development. Throughout the year, there will be a balance between the six areas. Emphasis is placed on personal, social and emotional development during the first part of the academic year.
The Foundation Stage prepares children for learning in Key Stage 1 and is consistent with the National Curriculum.
The National Curriculum
At Milton we aim to make quality the essential part of every child's education. The children follow the National Curriculum, which includes English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, Art, Music, Design and Technology, Information Communication Technology, Physical Education, and Religious Education. Some work may involve the linking together of a number of subjects within a single topic or theme, which will thus be cross- curricular in nature. National Curriculum attainment targets and programmes of study are mapped into topics and covered at an appropriate level for each child. The school also adds additional elements to the National Curriculum such as Personal, Social and Health Education (P.S.H.E.) and Citizenship. We are also presently offering K.S.2. pupils French, which is provided by a teacher from Impington Village College
Key Stage 1 (KS1) refers to children aged 5-7 years, Key Stage 2 (KS2) to pupils aged 7-11 years.