The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum
Wooburn Green Pre-School and Reception class follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. For young children everything they do is a learning experience. Our key focus is to make sure each child grows their language and communication skills through play and exploring the environment around them. We encourage children to develop their independence and support them in making choices. Within the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum there is the opportunity for children to choose, high quality free-play resources alongside more structured adult based learning in small groups.
All learning activities are carefully planned to extend and develop the child’s strengths and interests across the whole curriculum. These are described under the seven ‘Areas of Learning and Development’;
Learning in Pre-School and Reception takes place inside and in our extensive outdoor environment. Water, sand, paint, modelling, music, climbing, riding and role play all form part of the curriculum in the Early Years.
Key Stage One and Two Curriculum
Our curriculum is designed to promote a love of learning. There is a strong focus on the development of the core skills of reading, writing and maths; skills we believe to be crucial for all children to have successful futures. Alongside this we offer an enhanced creative curriculum which links the foundation subjects of the National curriculum. Science, art, computing, music, geography, history, design & technology, physical education and religious education are planned creatively to allow pupils to make connections and apply their knowledge and understanding to the world around them.
To ensure the development of the whole child, personal, social and health education is integrated into all aspects of the curriculum and when necessary taught discreetly.
Our curriculum is enriched with opportunities for children to learn in the local community, visit museums and areas of interest nationally, attend Forest School and work with sports coaches.