The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum
In the Nursery and Reception classes children work towards the Early Learning Goals. There are seven areas of learning: Understanding of the World; Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Communication and Language; Literacy; Mathematics; Physical Development; Expressive Arts and Design. In Nursery we focus on the three prime areas: Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Communication and Language and Physical Development. In Reception we focus on the three prime areas as well as the four specific areas Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.
The Primary Curriculum
At Uxendon Manor we aim to provide a broad, balanced and creative education set within the new National Curriculum introduced in 2014. We continually update our curriculum policies and practices in line with national requirements. Children are taught English and Mathematics every day as we try to reach the targets which we set with the local authority each year.
We also focus on Computing (Information & Communication Technology), Science, Religious Education, History, Geography, Art, Design & Technology, Music, PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Emotional Development), Physical Education and French in Key Stage 2 (Year 3 to Year 6) are incorporated into class lessons. School topics and specially chosen themes appropriate to the children’s ages and interests are taught as part of our Creative Curriculum lessons, which we introduced in September 2009. As well as linking subjects to the overall theme or topic, each year group arranges a series of enrichment activities, such as: workshops, trips and ‘hands on’ interactive sessions to enhance children’s enjoyment and learning.
Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) is taught as part of the requirements of the PSHCE curriculum. It is taught within the contexts of relationships. The topics and themes chosen are appropriate for the age and maturity of the children. Should you wish to see a copy of the SRE Policy, please look on our Policy Page.
For further information on any Curriculum matters, please do not hesitate to contact the relevant Curriculum Subject Coordinator, listed under 'Meet the Staff'.