Learning and Teaching

All the children in the Early Years Department follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS).  There are seven areas of learning which include three prime and four specific areas:-

Prime Areas:

  • Communication & Language
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development

Specific Areas:

  • Mathematics
  • Literacy
  • Expressive Arts and Design
  • Understanding the World

In both Lower Kindergartens  and Garden Room classes pre-reading, writing and number activities are covered and the children are helped to discover and investigate through art, craft and environmental activities.

Specialist teaching in a number of areas greatly enhances the curriculum. We use the seven national Early Learning Goals as the basic level and enrich the children’s experiences through a range of other activities including weekly Dance, French, ICT, Music and PE lessons together with assemblies, performances, trips and outings.