Early childhood is the foundation on which learners build the rest of their lives. At Wootton Park School we greatly value the important role that the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) plays in laying the foundations for future learning and development.
The EYFS is for children from birth to five years of age. All learners begin school with a variety of experiences and learning. It is the privilege of the practitioners working in the EYFS to take on the task of building upon that prior learning and experience.
Wootton Park School provides learners with an outstanding start to their educational journey. We aim to support learners to become independent, inquisitive and collaborative learners. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum that enables learners to develop personally, socially, emotionally, spiritually, physically, creatively and intellectually to their full potential.
Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2
In Key Stage 1 and 2, we teach the Programmes of Study for the National Curriculum 2014 and other aspects of The School curriculum, including PSHE, Religious Education and Citizenship. We do this using a thematic, topic based approach combing all subjects where possible. We believe that teaching subject knowledge and skills as part of a wider topic based curriculum allows learners to make useful links between areas of learning, and consolidate skills. Learners are also likely to be more engaged in their learning if it has a context and theme that runs through it.
" We plan this time carefully to support children with the transition to ensure it is as smooth as possible for each child and that they settle into their new class quickly and happily"
Mrs Jane Page, Vice Principal