Our Reception class follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum but benefit from specialist Junior School staff in PE, Swimming, French, Computing, Music and PSHCEe where they take part in weekly lessons. Although a key part of our Early Years, with Nursery, our Reception class have daily sessions in Numeracy and Literacy with a class teacher to prepare them for the next stage. Numeracy and Literacy skills are introduced with fun, exciting and interactive methods. Early reading skills are developed through the use of the Jolly Phonics scheme and our well-equipped library.
Our curriculum is centred around structured play and learning, through discovery and exploring. The environment is integral in our learning and we take many opportunities to learn outside of the classroom, including our own Forest Area. As the children develop, so does the curriculum. Children gradually learn independence and staff monitor social development carefully. The wonderful outdoor play area adds to the exciting first experience of school life! Early Years remains a place of great activity and wonder, with child led learning at the very heart.