Within Foundation Stage, encompassing Years 1 & 2, we embrace a hands-on approach to our learning, building on the learning experiences that children bring to school from home and pre-school settings. We strive to engage our children, foster their strengths and challenge each individual to be the very best that they can be.
In keeping with our school ethos - to encourage learning, independence of thought and the cultivation of self-belief, skill, wisdom and curiosity - we believe a thematic curriculum (one where the different elements of the children’s learning centre around a common topic) offers the ideal platform.
Our curriculum helps to engage and inspire children of all abilities as a result of stimulating, child-centred, thematic, cross-curricular termly units of work which encourage collaborative learning and address learning styles.
Foundation Stage teachers have some flexibility in terms of what they teach, which means they can:
The Big Picture of the Primary Curriculum (CCEA Website)