The general aims of the school curriculum are to extend the children’s knowledge of themselves and the world around them, to develop their skills and ideas as individuals and to help them relate to others. The school will follow the New National Curriculum from September 2014.
In September 2015 we changed from a 4-11 to a 2-11 range primary school. This means our recently formed Nursery Class is now led by a teacher and can operate with a maximum of 8 two year olds and 32 three-four year olds. They work closely with our Reception Class and follow the EYFS curriculum, please see below. When children start school in the Reception Class, they follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum which is a statutory framework that sets the standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to five. There is a strong emphasis on the three prime areas which are most essential for children’s healthy development.
These areas are:
Communication and Language; Physical Development; and Personal, Social and Emotional Development. Learning in the specific areas of English, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design build upon learning in the prime areas.