Early Years (3 - 5 yrs)
Kindergarten and Reception - the Foundation Stage
Children enter the non selective Kindergarten at the age of 3. Early Years teaching is based in a high quality, purpose built facility which opened in 2001. Emphasis is placed throughout on achieving high standards of literacy and numeracy, with appropriate activities and challenges. There is high staff pupil ratio, with each class having a qualified classroom assistant.
These standards are achieved in a happy, relaxed and energetic atmosphere where the need for young children to learn through play and the exploration of their surroundings, is recognised as paramount. Class teaching is the basis of our learning with Music, PE and Dance being taught by specialists.
By the time they are five, children are well grounded, articulate and confident and ready to tackle the wider challenges provided in Year 1, and beyond.