The Foundation Stage Curriculum
In Reception we use the same curriculum as Pre-Schools and Nurseries. It runs from birth to 5 years old and is based on child development. There is a huge difference between a child who starts school when they are just turning 5 and a child who has only just turned 4, and we work hard to give children what they need. We follow the children's interests to make sure that what we offer is as exciting and enticing as we can so they really can get stuck into learning.
Here's a parents guide to our curriculum; it relates to children's development at the different stages and ends with the Early Learning Goals which is where we want the children to be at the end of the school year in Reception and are ready for Year 1. It also gives some good ideas for what you can do to support your child at home.
Throughout the school we teach the children about different learning values, and the same theme runs through the school, changing each half term. This half term our theme is Courage. We encourage the children to think about what this means and find examples. It is a meaningful way to introduce them to people throughout the world and over time who we can aspire to be like, and learn from, and who are the namesakes for our school house teams. This half term we are thinking about Oscar Romero in Reception.
Just look at what they children have said about "Courage"...