Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
During the Foundation Stage the Reception curriculum is organised into seven areas within the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP):
The prime areas of learning are:
- communication and language
- physical development
- personal, social and emotional development
The specific areas of learning are:
- understanding the world
- expressive arts and design
These areas of learning are developed throughout the year within a variety of study units. The school day has a balance of teacher directed and pupil initiated activities, most of which are based around practical activities and play. Early in the school year the children are given the opportunity to enjoy a variety of books and begin to read. When appropriate they will begin to record simple writing and maths work. Our Reception outdoor play area is enjoyed by the children as they further develop their skills. All tasks within the subjects are directed by the class teacher and are taught through carefully planned, well organised and interesting study units which the children find stimulating and enjoyable.
Find out more about our approach to EYFS by downloading our EYFS Policy 2018.
Key Stage 1
Children in Year One and Year Two follow the 2014 National Curriculum which includes English, Maths, Science, Art & Design, Computing, Design Technology, Geography, History, Music, PE and Science. In addition to these subjects we teach Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE) and RE. Our topic planning is based upon this curriculum and ensures coverage and progression throughout the school. The spiritual. moral, social and cultural development of our children and their understanding of the core values of our society are woven through the curriculum.
Most subjects are taught through exciting topics which vary in length between one, two, tree or four weeks. Some topics have a greater focus on particular subjects while other will revisit and reinforce key skills or knowledge. Other subjects such as English, Maths, Science, Computing, PE and PSHE are taught over a half-term.