The Curriculum in Early Years (Nursery and Reception)
The curriculum in our Early Years follows the “Early Years Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage” published in March 2014 by the DfE.
This Framework specifies the requirement for learning and development in the Early Years and provides specific areas of learning that we must cover in our curriculum. These areas are:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Communication and Language Development
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
Our school fully supports the principle that young children learn through play and by engaging in well-planned, structured, adult-led activities.
The Curriculum in Key Stages 1 and 2 (Year 1 to Year 6):
Our curriculum is taught through a cross-curricular approach of the Foundation subjects and Science, to enable ‘joined up/purposeful’ learning to take place.
Our core subjects (English, Maths and R.E) are taught as discrete subjects – however links are made when applicable.
Whilst we teach using a cross-curricular approach of the Foundation subjects, we are always mindful of the uniqueness and distinctiveness of each subject.
We aim to make our curriculum as creative and interesting as possible through educational visits (day and residential), visitors, whole school events which include Science Week, Geography Week and Arts Day etc and the use of the school grounds, the locality and the wider environment.