Nursery and Infants (ages 3-7)
Our Nursery and Infant school is renowned for its family atmosphere. Both the children and staff members enjoy coming to school to face the challenges of a new, exciting day. Our children have access to a wide and varied programme of extra curricular activities and are able to attend clubs such as; first aid club, dance club, yoga, speech and drama, and many more.
Nursery and Reception Years (Early Years)
Children are able to start attending our Nursery in the term in which they turn three. Our Early Years children are taught in small classes with each class having at least one teacher, and one level 3 nursery nurse. Each child has their own key worker who is responsible for taking particular care of that child, and liaising with their family to ensure that their individual needs are identified and met.
Our children follow the Early Years curriculum which allows each child to learn in an individual and unique way. The children have daily Maths and English lessons and are taught a new ‘jolly phonic’ sound each week. They are able to explore the world through carefully planned play and investigative activities. The pupils are also able to steer their own learning by using our continuous provision areas such as: the writing area, the creative area and the construction area.
The Early Years curriculum is enhanced by the contribution of subject specialist teachers in music, PE and swimming. They are also taken into our beautiful forest area to participate in forest activities. This curriculum is planned by our level 3 ‘forest leader’ who encourages the children to explore one of our richest resources, the outdoors, in the hope that our pupils become more confident, resilient, cooperative learners who are able to take risks appropriately.
Years 1 and 2 (Key Stage 1)
Our Key Stage 1 children are taught in small classes with each class having a class teacher and the use of a strong team of highly qualified teaching assistants.
The children follow the National Curriculum and have daily maths, English and reading lessons. Throughout the week they are also taught about personal, social and health education, science, computer science, geography, history, art, religious studies and our year 2 children study a foreign language.
The Key Stage 1 curriculum is enhanced by the contribution of subject specialist teachers in music, PE and swimming. They are also taken into our beautiful forest area to participate in forest activities, as mentioned above.
Our Key Stage 1 children have the option of attending violin and brass lessons with specialist teachers as part of their extra curricular programme of activities.