The Early Years Foundation Stage is fundamental in instilling positive dispositions towards learning. During the Reception year, our girls will play and explore, make choices and learn to try things and persevere in their efforts, be creative and solve problems, form good relationships, and be safe, secure and happy. A large, stimulating environment, including a multi sensory outdoor play area, supports the teaching of carefully planned learning opportunities and the girls’ own initiatives for learning. Specialist teaching begins from Reception in French, Music and Sport.
The seven areas of learning and development that comprise the Early Years Foundation Stage are:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)
- Communication and Language (CL)
- Physical Development (PD)
- Understanding the World (UTW)
- Expressive Arts and Design (EAD)
I love love love school. I didn’t like nursery – it was boring. I love being at home but I love it here more. I wish I could stay here forever! I am learning lots of things at school.
Years 1 and 2
Throughout years 1 and 2, our girls continue to build upon the firm Early Years foundations. Dynamic teachers deliver exciting, well-planned and differentiated lessons and provide the girls with a happy and relaxed, yet challenging environment in which to work, play and learn. Girls continue with specialist teaching in French, Music and Sport, alongside humanities, Art, Design and Technology and our core curriculum study of English, Maths, Science, Computing, Personal Social & Health Education (PSHE), and Religious Education.
We recognise how important it is to build confidence at this stage of a child’s learning and so we give them all plenty of opportunities to succeed and flourish in the classroom, building on their skills, knowledge and understanding, as well as introducing new challenges as they become independent learners.