Early Years Foundation Stage
Throughout this stage of learning each child, irrespective of their educational needs, is treated equally. We promote effective teaching and learning to acquire the knowledge, skills and concepts children need to begin their educational journey. We do this through a challenging and enjoyable curriculum within a stimulating and attractive learning environment.
In Nursery Two the children will learn songs, rhymes and games in English. They will learn early mathematical skills and important fine motor physical skills and some larger movement and motor skills. They learn the discipline of listening to English in a focused way to cooperate, share and communicate with each other. By Nursery 3 they will have a good ear for the rhythm of the English language.
Foundation Stage (Nursery 3 and Reception)
Children focus on six areas of learning:
- Personal, social and emotional
- Communication, language and literacy
- Mathematical development
- Knowledge and understanding of the world
- Physical development
- Creative development
Development and learning are holistic and none of the six areas can be delivered in isolation from the others. They are equally important and depend on each other. One activity or experience can help to develop skills and understanding across several areas of learning and development. Play underpins all development and learning for young children. It is through play that they develop intellectually, creatively, physically, socially and emotionally across all six areas of learning.
Key Stage One (Years 1 and 2)
The English National curriculum consists of ten subjects which all children must study: English, Mathematics, Science, ICT, History, Geography, Art, Design, PE and Music. There are objectives or goals setting out what children should know and be able to do at each stage. There is also a structured planning system which outlines the objectives that children are to learn and how these objectives will be achieved.
Recommendation for Home Reading
Many of our parents have asked, “How can I support my child’s reading at home?”
You will find below a document offering suggestions on what you can do. The discussions will vary depending what stage your child is reading. You can complete the discussions in Spanish as the skill‘comprehension’ is the same in both languages. Remember, reading is not a chore or a bore. It should be relaxed and enjoyed by all.
To see the recommendations you can access by clicking here.