aged 4-5 years
We offer an academic broad based curriculum which begins in Kindergarten and continues through Reception where our children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum – a structured approach, incorporating play-based learning. We provide a safe and secure foundation in learning and development respecting that all children are unique and learn in different ways. Our Reception children forge positive relationships and develop a strong sense of enquiry supported by their class teacher and assistants.
Pre-Prep Years 1 & 2
aged 5-7 years
In Year 1 lessons become less topic based and are more specific. For instance, science and history are introduced as separate subjects. Class teachers encourage children to become more independent whilst still maintaining our nurturing atmosphere. Year 2 is the last year of Key Stage 1. Independence is encouraged still further as the basics are firmly embedded in each child preparing them for their introduction to our Prep department.
We ensure that the children are able to make lots of use of our spectacular 20 acres of outside space as lessons are often carried out safely in the fresh air.
Early Years staff listen carefully to what children say and use their observations to adjust their planning and meet the needs and potential of each child.