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Form 2 with their Roman shields in the mighty Roman 'tortoise' formation! #collaborate https://t.co/xaWPbGNDWM

A brilliant Junior and Senior Prep after-school club with our new boxing coach! #primarysport #bellevueeducation https://t.co/qSWiUNSUvR

What a day at the ISA Football Tournament! Both Senior Prep squads represented our school proudly!… https://t.co/am7ikXsBIr


☰ Curriculum

Curriculum

Terms and Conditions

In Reception, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum which is split into two Areas of Learning and Development known as the Prime Areas and Specific Areas:

Prime Areas

Specific Areas


We address all seven areas of learning through our half termly topics as well as daily lessons designed to focus on English, maths and phonics.

Differentiated work is offered to scaffold understanding and extend learners, and teacher support is provided to help children achieve the desired learning outcomes. Towards the latter end of the school year, we will also begin weekly instruction in ICT. Our curriculum is further enhanced by regular outings to local sports venues and a strong focus on play-based and self-initiated learning.

During structured play sessions learning is achieved through carefully selected play opportunities. Adult play partners work with groups of children on specific learning targets through games and play based activities.

The children’s personal and social skills are developed at this time as they independently extend their learning, make choices about which experiences to engage in and chose who to play with.

The balance between teacher-directed and child-initiated learning is one of the most effective elements of our Reception program. It allows us to formally monitor the children’s progress and meet their needs through our carefully planned curriculum. It also allows children to transfer the skills and knowledge they gain during our morning sessions, to their play during the afternoons. Both styles of learning are important, but it is the balance between formalised instruction and play-based learning that allows us to extend our children’s understanding and successfully prepare them for the next stage of their learning.

Reception children learn French with our specialist teacher, once a week.

Our curriculum is further enhanced by regular outings to local sports venues and a strong focus on play-based and self-initiated learning.

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