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Curriculum

Girls can start after their third birthday and girls frequently join the YF class during the academic year, often from a nursery. The girls move from Foundation to Reception in the September of the academic year in which they will turn five.

Developing brains learn best through play, so we use the approaches of the Early Years Statutory Framework within a school environment, meaning that the girls can benefit from school lessons or activities, such as PE, ballet or assemblies.

We operate a three-year rolling programme to ensure your daughter has access to a broad and interesting curriculum.   

Example topics include: 

Me and My Community (Personal, social and emotional development)

Your daughter will learn about the school community and building friendships. They will explore the school grounds and find out about all the people in school who are there to help them. They will explore how they are special and unique and how everyone’s family is different. They will take part in practical activities to support them to build new friendships and explore what makes a good friend. They will also find out about people in the community who help us, including doctors, nurses, and the emergency services. 

Once Upon a Time (Literacy) 

Your daughter will be introduced to the wonderful world of stories. They will listen to a range of traditional tales and have the chance to act out the stories in their play. They will also listen to alternative contemporary stories to see different viewpoints from the characters and will use the stories to think about how life has changed from when the stories were written. They will also make up their own stories and make masks, props and puppets to act out their stories. 

Marvellous Machines (Understanding the World) 

This interest-led project teaches children about the technology that is part of their daily lives and how machines help us. The project gives children the opportunity to build and create marvellous machines. 

Puppets and Pop Ups (Expressive arts and design) 

This creative project explores puppets and pop-up books and gives children the opportunity to make puppets and use them to tell exciting stories. 

Winter Wonderland (Understanding the world) 

Your daughter will explore the seasonal changes that happen during winter. They will find out about the different weather associated with the winter season and explore changes that happen to water as it freezes. They will find out about what happens to plants and animals during cold weather and explore places in the world that are always cold and snowy, including the animals that live there. 

Winter Wonderland (Understanding the world) 

Your daughter will explore the seasonal changes that happen during winter. They will find out about the different weather associated with winter and explore changes that happen to water as it freezes. They will find out about what happens to plants and animals during cold weather and explore places in the world that are always cold and snowy, including the animals that live there. 

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