The Early Years Foundation Stage
The Early Years Foundation Stage covers children’s development from birth to the end of their first year in school. The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum covers six key areas:
– Personal, Social and Emotional Development
– Communication and Language
– Understanding of the world
– Physical Development
– Expressive Arts and Design
Our nursery offers a warm and welcoming environment for your child. There is a wide range of resources; well-planned activities and scope for adventurous and imaginative play both indoors and outdoors.
The purpose of our Foundation Stage is to give every one of our children the best start in life because it is vital for early positive experiences to impact on children’s future chances. Children are encouraged to learn actively, through exploration, play and conversations and their learning takes place inside and outside.
In our Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, to develop the children’s phonics and reading, we follow Letters and Sounds, with some resources from Jolly Phonics.
Key Stages One and Two
At Millbrook Primary School we believe that children learn best when what they learn is real, relevant and linked to what they already know. We follow the National Curriculum through a creative approach, which is formalised into exciting and engaging topics that draw children into their learning. We also believe that children need to develop a variety of skills to prepare them for later life, and we teach these through this creative approach, and through other aspects of the school curriculum such as PSHCE and assemblies.
We try to ensure that topics start with a ‘wow’ or a hook that engages children, and that work towards a real product that children can share with their peers, teachers and parents. Wherever possible the national curriculum subjects are included and taught through each topic. Where this is not possible stand alone lessons, or sequences of lessons, are taught to ensure that children receive good coverage of the skills and knowledge they need.
We have subject coordinators, leading each area of the curriculum and there are agreed plans in place for each year group, showing progression. Co-ordinators are responsible for monitoring the delivery of their curriculum area, inspiring children with new and exciting resources and checking on the standards of the work delivered. Our whole school curriculum map, showing the themes we are covering, can be seen by clicking on the links below:
If you have a question about a particular subject, please contact the subject co-ordinator. Mrs Wheatley is the Inclusion Manager and can help with information about how work is differentiated for children of all abilities.
|KS1||Heidi Thorne (Maternity cover)|
|School Improvement||Jane Ratcliffe|
|English||Emma Burson & Natalie Cadman|
|Art and DT||Abi Baldry|
|History||Eva Wong and Becky Langley|
|Primary Languages||Laura Youngman|
|Pupil Leadership||Jane Ratcliffe|
|Forces link||Marion Betts|
|Teaching & Learning||Laura Youngman|