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Reception and part time and full time Nursery places are available for September 2020. We accept applications from non-Catholic families. Contact the school office admin@holyfamily.herts.sch.uk for more details
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The Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Overview

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:

 

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language.

 

These prime areas are the core skills which we constantly seek to develop through the specific areas of:

 

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design.


Children in Year 1 to Year 6 follow the National Curriculum

 

                     The Core Subjects                       
RE
English
Mathematics 
Science
ICT    

 

The Foundation Subjects
Technology
Music
History
Geography
Physical Education
Art
Modern Foreign Languages

 

 

Parents meet with class teachers at the beginning of the year to be given an overview of the year and advice and suggestions for supporting children during the year. Additional resources to help support your child at home can be found on the website under Class Pages.
 
For more information about the subjects please visit the Curriculum area of the website and the class pages to see learning in action.
 
Educational Visits
 
Educational visits and visitors are arranged by class teachers in support of various areas of the curriculum. They are an important part of the children’s education. Children in KS2 have the opportunity to make longer journeys which include staying away from home.
 
 
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