The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
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.The school also provides an afternoon nursery session from 12pm to 3pm for families eligible for 30 hours funding or for families who wish to pay for these sessions.
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 (KS1)
This includes Year One and Two. The children are taught according to National Curriculum expectations. The structure of the children’s learning is adapted accordingly. The development of the core subjects, English, Maths and Science and RE takes place whilst the children learn about the wider curriculum. Learning is balanced with the need for physical exercise and play.
Key Stage Two (KS2)
Years Three to Six offer exciting challenges to the children. The learning gained within Key Stage One is built upon and as before each child is encouraged to reach their personal potential. The children are engaged in learning activities involving whole class teaching, small group work and individual learning.
In the Foundation Stage the prime areas of learning are:
These prime areas are the core skills which we constantly seek to develop through the specific areas of:
Children in Year 1 to Year 6 follow the National Curriculum
The Core Subjects