Children in our Reception Classes follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum:–2

This curriculum is play based, and involves children self-selecting activities, whole class activities and small adult led activities by the teachers and support staff. Adults very carefully observe the children and plan progress for each of them by intervening in play and also planning targeted teaching to move learning forward. A copy of the overview can be viewed by clicking here: Reception Long Term Overview 2017-2018

The foundations laid in Reception ensure that children are ready for the transition to Key Stage 1 in Years 1 and 2.Arts Week

The new National Curriculum was launched in September 2014; we are designing a curriculum that is real, relevant and standards driven.

Along with all other maintained schools in England we will be required by government to teach the revised National Curriculum from September 2014.

The curriculum is ‘what’ will be taught.  The Government has slimmed these requirements down to enable schools to add areas they feel children need for their development.

The curriculum does not dictate ‘how’ things are taught.  That is down to us! We will mix a rich cross curricular approach to make learning fun, with discrete teaching of specialist subjects such as computing, foreign languages and physical education.

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A copy of the Years 1 & 2 Overview can be found by clicking on the link below:

Years 1 and 2 Long Term Curriculum Overview 2017-2018

For more information regarding the curriculum please visit the Department for Education Site:

A copy of our Assessment Policy can be found here: Assessment Policy 2017-2018

End of Year Expectations for each Year Group are as follows:

End of the Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception)

End of Year 1 Expectations 

End of Year 2 Expectations 

We also follow the ‘Feeling, Good, Feeling Safe’ Personal Safety programme develop by Brighton and Hove City Council. The aim of this innovative ‘Feeling Good, Feeling Safe’ prevention programme is to support schools to effectively develop all children’s skills to keep safe, to be resilient and to seek help if they need it. It also encourages staff, parents and carers to take responsibility for keeping children safe. You can view the Lesson Plans for Reception to Year 2 by clicking on the link below:

‘Feeling Good, Feeling Safe’