In Pre-School and Reception our aim is for children to learn through play and discovery and the curriculum is designed to meet the criteria outlined in the EYFS framework.
The teaching of reading is a priority in our school and our standards are very high. Children are introduced to phonics in Pre-School and this programme continues into Reception where the children quickly learn to blend sounds to read words. Great emphasis is placed upon the enjoyment and understanding of the written word.
In Years 1 and 2, the school’s curriculum broadly follows the requirements set out in the new National Curriculum. Within this we have the flexibility to provide an enriched educational experience which is wider and deeper than that prescribed. All year groups have discrete lessons in literacy and numeracy but science and humanities subjects are sometimes integrated into topics in younger years.