Welcome to the Primary School
Primary education provides the foundation on which children build the rest of their lives. We believe that children learn best in a positive, caring environment and we aim to make your child's time in our School as happy and fulfilling as possible.
The primary school includes our Early Years Department and Cycle 1 classes.
Early Years Department
Our aim is to plan and provide activities and experiences that help children to make progress in their development and learn in a stimulating, fun, positive and supportive environment. We currently deliver a curriculum based on the British Early Years Foundation Stage framework and tailor it to the needs of our children. Engagement, motivation and thinking skills are at the heart of our curriculum in the primary school and children are provided with opportunities for play and exploration, being active in their learning along with tasks which will develop creative and critical thinking. The EYFS framework now incorporates Prime and Specific areas. The Prime Areas are:.
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Communication and language
- Physical development
The specific areas include essential skills and knowledge for children to participate successfully in society and these include:
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts and design
We also have a particular focus on communication, access to the curriculum and mobility, and aim to work towards the children becoming as independent as possible. Pupils may be admitted to the nursery once they are four years old. Pupils can be admitted on a part time basis and as they become more confident within the setting this is gradually increased through consultation with the parents/carers. Pupils may also attend full-time. We have two nursery classes, one English and one Arabic, one Integrated Learning Group (ILG), SMILE (Sensory, motor integrated learning education) and SCAMPs (Sensory, communication and motivational play group).
Further information on the curriculum can be found in the Policy section