At Bishops Waltham Infant School we believe that the first few years of your child’s life are crucial in developing a lifelong love of learning and positive attitudes to school.
Whilst the key skills in English, Maths and IT are vital and these underpin all of our curriculum as well as being taught discretely, we also firmly believe that learning should be FUN, CREATIVE, HANDS ON and encourage PROBLEM SOLVING AND ENQUIRY
The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (Year R) is delivered through the following key areas.
Prime areas are fundamental, work together, and move through to support development in all other areas.
§ Personal, Social and Emotional Development,
§ Communication and Language
§ Physical Development
Specific areas include essential skills and knowledge for children to participate successfully in society.
§ Understanding the World
§ Expressive Arts and Design
In Year R, there is a topic for each half term but we also work from children's own interests and needs. There is a big emphasis on learning outdoors and what is being learnt inside is replicated in the outdoor environment.
Years 1 and 2
The national curriculum in Years 1 and 2 is broad, balanced and allows time for all subjects to be valued. Teachers plan topics that link subjects such as history and geography, closely to literacy and numeracy in order for our learners to make sense of the world they live in. Children’s opinions and our locality influence our topics, which promote interest and enthusiasm for the subjects taught. We encourage our learners to try new things and build on their knowledge. Throughout their learning they are challenged and supported, enabling the children in our school to achieve to the best of their ability.