“In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) all children are making excellent progress consistent with their age and development. By the end of Reception the majority are exceeding many of the Early Learning Goals and some are working to a level two years above their chronological age.
By the end of the Pre-Prep school in Year 2, a third of pupils have a reading age equivalent to Year 6 pupils and the majority are performing above, or well above average in mathematics.”
ISI Report 2018
The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum forms the basis of children’s learning. While all areas are covered in our stimulating and varied curriculum, Reception sees the children really developing some of the vital skills for future success.
Literacy is taught through a phonic, multi-sensory approach. This provides the tools and skills for the development of reading, writing and spelling. Children also have a great deal of fun, learning songs and playing games – an excellent foundation for their future development.
Mathematics takes a problem-solving approach that encourages embedded learning and lots of fun, whilst scientific skills are taught by developing the children’s natural curiosity through a series of challenges, questions and experiments.
Years 1 and 2
Years 1 and 2 (known as Key Stage 1) have a stimulating and challenging curriculum that exceeds all of the requirements of the National Curriculum. A wide range of subjects are taught, many within a topic-based Creative Curriculum designed to bring subjects to life.