The Foundation Stage includes Reception and Nursery. This stage of learning provides the ‘Foundation’ for further learning to take place. The children are taught by a teacher and are expertly supported by teaching assistants. Upon entering the school the children take an active part within all aspects of school life. Learning takes place through direct teaching, adult initiated play and child initiated play.
In the Nursery the children usually join the term before their fourth birthday. The classroom is within the school and shares an outside play area with the reception class.
The Nursery Sessions are from Monday to Friday 9.00am to 12 noon. In the mornings, nursery children join the reception class for free flow activities and small targeted learning groups.
The children join the Reception in September before their fifth birthday. Towards the end of the Reception class the children are engaged in structured activities for longer periods to prepare them for moving onto Year 1.
Key Stage One
This includes Year One and Two. The children are taught according to National Currriculum expectations. The structure of the children’s learning is adapted accordingly. The development of the core subjects, Literacy, Maths and Science takes place whilst the children learn about the wider curriculum. Learning is balanced with the need for physical exercise and play.
Key Stage Two