From September 2000, all Reception children will follow a curriculum based on early learning goals. The curriculum concentrates on the development of the following areas:
personal, social and emotional; language and literacy; mathematical knowledge and understanding;
physical and creative.
From Year 1, the children follow the National Curriculum. The pattern of classroom organisation is such that much of the work is done in small flexible groups, although there will obviously be occasions when the whole of the class will be taught together. Often, occasion may warrant the teacher working with an individual.
The curriculum consists of:
The Core Subjects
English, Maths, Science, ICT, RE.
The Foundation Subjects
PE, Music, Geography, History, Technology, Art.
This is now seen as a child's minimum entitlement. We hope to encompass this within a broad curriculum providing a suitable diversity of activities, matched to the needs of all pupils, providing genuine challenge and excitement and requiring increasingly sustained application on the part of the children.