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The Foundation Stage Curriculum


In our reception class we work closely with parents to provide pupils with a broad range of skills from which they can successfully develop throughout their school life. Particular importance is given to developing early mathematical concepts and pupils’ reading abilities, alongside the development of personal and social skills in a fun and inspiring environment.


All reception class pupils work towards the Foundation Stage Early Learning Goals, as detailed below:


• Personal, social and emotional development. • Communication, language and literacy. • Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy. • Knowledge and understanding of the world. • Physical development. • Creative development.


Pupils make good progress with their academic learning in the classroom due to the excellent relationships and well established classroom routines’ Ofsted 2011


The experienced and approachable staff are skilled at helping children to settle quickly and acquire key skills which will enable them to become successful learners and confident individuals. We plan, working with parents, to give children a good start to their schooling so that they have positive attitudes and appropriate skills as they move through the school.


Key Stage 1 and 2 curriculum Mathematics


Maths is an essential life skill. We give great importance to developing pupils’ understanding of number and ability to problem solve. Mental and written calculations are developed throughout the school in a way which is appropriate to both age and ability. We aim to help pupils enjoy Maths, seeing its relevance and understanding how it can be applied to their everyday lives.


English We know that reading, writing, speaking and listening are all key areas of learning if pupils are to flourish, both now and in the future. We teach English skills within Literacy lessons and also through an integrated approach with other subjects. Where possible we base writing on real experiences and for a real audience. We bring authors, storytellers and theatre groups into school to further stimulate and enthuse our children, knowing enjoyment contributes towards their success.


Science


Science is an exciting subject that helps children to understand the world around us. Using exploration and investigative techniques we study life processes and living things, materials and their properties and physical processes.


scientific thinking, their curiosity and enquiring natures whilst building scientific knowledge and skills. Information Communication Technology (ICT)


All pupils have ICT sessions where they learn skills and gain understanding relating to the many different applications associated with computer use. Although skills are taught discretely, these are then applied across the curriculum to enhance teaching and learning.


It is our aim to develop children’s


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