Help for our New Parents

Your first Year at School

Our Early Years Foundation Stage, The Little Acorns, acts as a bridge between home and school – a happy introduction to school life. During this stage, a stimulating learning environment delivers all curriculum areas through discovery, endeavour and curiosity.

The curriculum is delivered through different themes (e.g. mini-beasts, ourselves) and the children learn through play. They can explore, practice and refine specific skills through carefully organised activities and events. French and Music are taught by a specialist teacher.

Firm foundations are fostered in the core skills. Children are taught early reading and writing skills through structured activities designed to strengthen and improve early literacy. Mathematical concepts are developed through practical activities and the use of numerical equipment including ICT tools. A good teacher to pupil ratio ensures the individual attention which is so vital in these early years.

Children are very keen to share their work and at the end of the Foundation stage each child receives a Wow Book which captures their successes throughout the year.

For more information about the Foundation Stage follow this link.

When your child is in the Foundation Stage they will receive a free set of books for you to ahare as a family. More information is to be found on the website link below.