Our early years curriculum is designed to give all children, the knowledge and self-belief they need to succeed in life. Coherently planned and sequenced, it builds on what children know and can do, towards cumulatively sufficient knowledge and skills for their future learning.
Our approach to teaching early reading and synthetic phonics is systematic and ensures that most children learn to read words and simple sentences accurately by the end of reception. We use Read, Write Inc reading books that are carefully matched to the sounds children have been taught. There is a culture of developing a love of reading, supported by class book areas and daily opportunities to enjoy high-quality stories and poems selected as part of our reading time. Storytelling and language development are also enhanced through role-play and opportunities for performance.
A focus on early mathematics ensures that children gain confidence, speed and proficiency when working with numbers. Direct teaching of concepts and skills is given real-life context and purpose. Opportunities to embed mathematical concepts are provided through planned practise both in the classroom and the outdoor learning environment.
Our provision across both prime and specific areas of learning enables all children to develop their personalities, talents and abilities. Children have the opportunity to play and explore, be active learners and think critically.