Our Infant department encompasses three classes: Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 and buzzes with purposeful activity throughout the school week. Our principal aim is to make our pupils to feel happy and safe and to develop a passion for learning.
The principal aim of the Infant department is to develop a passion for learning in all our young pupils. We recognise the benefits of both the Early Years and National Curriculums and combine them with our goal of challenging our pupils educationally whilst still working with each of them to progress at their own academic pace.
We incorporate a structured programme for literacy and mathematical development alongside the exploratory creative areas of learning.
Infants are taught by a Class Teacher and supported by a Learning Assistant. Class sizes do not rise above 18 and teaching takes place either as a whole class or in small groups depending on the particular focus. This ensures that all pupils are appropriately challenged and supported to reach their full potential.
Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of English, Mathematics and Science which is supplemented with lessons in History, Geography, RE, Music, Design Technology, Information Technology, Art, Drama and Music.
“Excellent knowledge of the children – good working relationship with other members of staff working with the children.”
Statutory Early Years Foundation Profile Moderation
To reinforce the home/school partnership the class boasts a ‘wow’ board where pupils’ achievements outside of school are celebrated. This, together with a weekly ‘star of the week’ award, which is given for achievements in school, helps embed in our children a strong sense of self-confidence that encourages their learning and development.
In Years 1 and 2, the aim is to continue to develop our pupils as confident, independent learners. They are taught by a class teacher and supported by a teaching assistant. Emphasis is placed on the learning of English, Mathematics and Science and supplemented with lessons in History, Geography, RE, Music, Design Technology, Information Technology, Art, Drama and Music. We have also added the learning of French to the curriculum..
Our primary focus is to establish very high standards of reading as this gives access to all other areas of the curriculum. Every pupil reads with an adult from our eager pool of parent-helper readers on a daily basis and they also read with the teacher at least weekly.
All our curriculum areas are developed through topics and are enhanced through trips to venues such as museums and theatres.