Maths and English
Maths and English classes follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum for England and are taught using themes that capture the interest of young learners. Using the EYFS curriculum ensures that children are ready transition into Year 1 when the time comes for them to do so.
Numeracy is taught everyday and classes are generally divided into whole class activities, group activities and independent activities. A wide range of content is covered from shape names and properties to number skills including ordering numbers and dealing with fractions. Classes are differentiated to cater for children at different stages of development.
English lessons include a focus on phonics, which lays the foundation for reading and writing as children continue to develop. English whole-class activities also include sight word recognition, which is crucial ability for early readers. Emergent writing activities are focused for different ages and stages of development to encourage mark making leading to letter formation. A focus on English speaking and listening underpins all class activities and allows children to learn English through hands-on, practical experiences.