The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum Framework forms the basis of teaching and learning in our Reception classes. This consists of seven areas of learning and development: three prime areas of learning (personal social and emotional development, communication and language, physical development) and four specific areas of learning (literacy, mathematics, understanding the world and expressive arts and design).

Much of the curriculum is delivered through a themed approach to inspire children and develop independent learners, but literacy, numeracy and physical education are taught as discrete subjects. There is an emphasis on learning through play with an appropriate balance between child-led and adult-led activities. All areas of the curriculum are enriched with opportunities to learn outdoors, through planned play activities and hands-on investigation.


Year 1 and 2

All children follow a broad and balanced curriculum, which is highly creative and one in which skills are continuously developed, assessed and tailored to meet the needs of individuals. The school day is structured to provide a balanced mix of academic, physical and creative experiences. The National Curriculum forms the basis of all programmes of study but this is adapted to extend and meet the needs of the children in our care.

Areas experienced by pupils at appropriate stages in their development in Years 1 and 2 include:

English (reading, writing, speaking and listening), drama, numeracy, science, ICT, religious studies, history, geography, physical education and sports, personal, social and health education, French, art and design, music and design and technology.

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