EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE
The curriculum that we teach in Nursery and Reception classes meet the requirements set out in the National Curriculum at Foundation Stage. Our curriculum planning focused on the seven areas of learning: Personal, Social and Emotional development, Physical development, Communication and language, Literacy (RWI), Mathematical, Understanding of the world and Exploring and using media and materials.
Our school fully support the principle that young children learn through play and by engaging in well-planned structures activities.
At the end of the year we report on the Characteristics of Effective Learning which are: Playing and exploring, Active learning and Creating and Thinking Critically.
We also go on a number of school trips, to different places linked to our foundation subjects.
Yearly we have some special trips. Every class is named after a village around Ashford and they visit their village on Village Day. Year 4 have the exciting opportunity to go camping for three days in May. Finally Year 6 go on a week-long Residential trip at the start of the year.