Pre-Prep: The Early Years Foundation Stage
The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum is followed in the Kindergarten (Reception). In Prep 1, children begin the more formal curriculum which prepares them for a seamless transition to the Prep School.
Young children have a wide range of different experiences, skills and interests when they first come to School. We ensure they have a well-planned and resourced curriculum to take their learning forward and we provide opportunities for all children to succeed in an atmosphere of care, where each individual feels valued. We prepare all children for future learning by supporting, fostering, promoting and developing independent individuals. The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum is organised into three prime and four specific areas of learning:
- Communication and Language
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Understanding of the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
However, learning is not compartmentalised. Children learn when they make connections between experiences and ideas that are related to all aspects of their lives.