The Foundation Stage
Our Foundation Stage classes follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. The aim is for children to reach the end of year 'Early Learning Goals' in each of the 17 areas of development. Our teachers work closely together to ensure that learning experiences are the same in each class and that all needs are catered for. Learning is grouped in to seven distinct areas with RE being planned for separately using the ‘Discovery’ Scheme as a starting point. As a school we use the JIGSAW (PSED) scheme to help children understand how to treat others, look after their world.
The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum is taught through a variety of topics. The topics that we cover are broad enough for us to incorporate the children’s own interests within them; thus making the children’s learning more personal and relevant.
In all Classes the children will learn what their teacher would like them to know and understand as well as having the opportunity to follow their own questions in order to find out about and explore these themes.
Phonics is taught through both the 'Jolly Phonics' and 'Letters and Sounds' schemes. staff adapt schemes for their own children based on their needs and development. We also use 'Phonics Bug' to support children's learning and development.
Our Year One children are following the first year of the Nationl Curriculum. They are working towards the end of year 'Age Related Expectations' (AREs). Breadth of experience and use of transferable skills are needed to enable 'Mastery' for all.
Our Year Two children are following the second year of the Nationl Curriculum. They are working towards the end of year 'Age Related Expectations' (AREs), as well as preparing for their SATs (End of year national tests). Again, breadth of experience and use of transferable skills are needed to enable 'Mastery' for all.