In the Nursery our youngest children are introduced to a stimulating school life where enjoyment is the main ingredient in a programme that initially teaches through play. The school day offers children a range of practical and creative activities and develops oral, literacy and numeracy skills as well as placing emphasis on independence and social interaction.
Timetabling for younger classes incorporates the Early Years' Curriculum and Learning Goals in an informal, interdisciplinary and highly enriching environment.
The Reception years are particularly significant in building the foundations of the Early Years Curriculum and for a child's continuing educational experience. The Reception classrooms have been specially designed to create a stimulating, warm and nurturing environment. Staff aim to develop children into well-rounded little people ready for the next stage of their learning journey.
The Reception curriculum is specific to each child at this stage; it incorporates early literacy and numeracy skills, as well as play-based philosophy, which links social interaction and theme-based learning. The day's structure is carefully designed to allow the children to develop the skills and attitudes to proceed with ease and competence to a more formal education programme. Specialist teachers instruct the children in Modern Foreign Languages, Performing Arts, ICT and Sport.