Early Years Foundation Stage is taught across the Little Acorns Pre-School and Reception years. This includes children from aged two to five.
We provide a broad and balanced curriculum that gives our younger children the opportunity to build a strong foundation for the transition into Pre-Prep. We work hard to help develop their confidence and self-esteem through a rich and stimulating learning environment.
We aim to harness our youngest children’s natural curiosity and enthusiasm in order to build, from the very beginning, an interest and confidence in learning. At this early stage, learning is based on wide-ranging experience, much of it through play and exploration, focusing on the following areas:
The children have specialist teachers for French, PE, outdoor learning and music each week and have the opportunity of learning outside each day in their purpose-built play area which includes an assortment of outdoor resources to aid physical development. In addition, Little Acorns and Reception have their own secure outside learning area which includes a chicken coop, guinea pigs, growing stations and a mud kitchen.
Reception should be seen as a transitional phase during which the foundations are established and a move towards the more structured approach to learning of the National Curriculum begins to take place. By the end of the Reception year most children will have completed the Early Learning goals and along with an increasingly structured timetable, they are ready to make their transition into Year 1.
Interested in starting your child’s journey at Boundary Oak School? Visit our Admissions page to get in touch.