Our school focuses on providing an enjoyable experience of school. Where children find education stimulating and pleasurable which will help them to develop a positive attitude towards learning for the rest of their lives. Our teaching is focused on the core subjects, with an emphasis on securing a sound base in English and Spanish. Our school follows The British National Curriculum.
Our School aims are:
In the early years our nursery follows the Montessori approach, which fosters a love of learning.
The Montessori curriculum helps co-ordination and motor skills through Montessori exercises for practical life. Children also refine their five senses using sensorial apparatus.
Our Early Years classrooms use the Montessori materials and teacher lead activities that inspire children to learn through play and exploration such as blocks, art, play dough, dressing-up, puppets etc. While children are encouraged to make their own choices and take responsibility for what they would like to do in the classroom. Teachers will facilitate their learning by extending their experiences through structured/academic and group activities.
"Learning the correct answers will get a child through school, but learning how to learn is a preparation for life." - Maria Montessori'
Maria Montessori recognised that children have a natural willingness to explore and that the best motivation for learning is self-motivation. In many schools, direction in everyday skills, social graces and discipline are sometimes lacking which is why our school devotes time on these points.
From Year 1 onwards the need for Montessori equipment becomes less pronounced and we will build upon the foundation of concrete learning into a more abstract one. Our primary programme follows The National Curriculum in England and Wales, where a traditional timetable, with weekly spellings, reading, writing, language and culture lessons take place whilst combining the curriculum with cooking, gardening and school outings, the children develop self- discipline, organisation and prioritising skills.
Birth to Three Matters (2-3 years old)
> Emotional Well-being
> Growing and Developing,
> Keeping Safe,
> Healthy Choices.
Foundation Stage (3-5 years old)
> Personal and social development
> Language and literacy
> Knowledge and understanding of the world
> Creative development
> Physical development
Key Stages 1 & 2 (5-12 years old)
> Religious studies
> Design Technology
> Information Computer Technology
> Physical Education
> Personal, social and health education