Entry at Reception
Starting school is an exciting time but it can sometimes be difficult for younger children. We therefore plan this time carefully to support children with the transition and to ensure it is as smooth as possible for each child and that they settle into their new class quickly and happily. During the Summer Term (June/July) the Foundation Stage teachers will visit local nurseries or pre-schools. The teachers will meet the children and talk to pre-school staff about their individual strengths, needs, interest and areas for development. Prior to starting in September, the Foundation Stage staff will organise a home visit where they will visit children in their home. This is an excellent opportunity to begin to build positive relationships in a setting that is familiar to the child.
In Reception, our curriculum is based on the Department for Education’s Early Years Outcomes Framework, which helps teachers and parents to assess progress and report on young children’s growth across key development areas. We introduce basic number work and phonics with a view to all children achieving very well by the end of the year, with a good level of development. We monitor progress regularly from Reception in reading, numeracy and phonological development, and set termly and annual milestone targets from the first year in which children join the school. This facilitates effective tracking and early intervention where needed.
Our flexible Primary programme develops learner skills and understanding in core subjects including English, Mathematics and Science and ICT. A topicbased approach in Geography, History, ICT, Design and Technology, Art and Design, a modern foreign language, PE and Music extend coverage beyond the revised national curriculum.
All through curriculum
Our curriculum has a clear purpose and is focused around excitement and love for learning. We have developed a curriculum that runs from EYFS – Year 13 ensuring progression that is built on solid foundations. We aim to ensure that learning is bespoke to the needs of our learners and demonstrates a strong understanding about specific needs to succeed in life.
If you would like to find out more about our curriculum, please contact the school office.