At Parsonage Farm Nursery and Infant School we adhere to the National Curriculum statutory guidance, with children following programmes of study in accordance with their age, stage and ability. Pupils in Nursery and Reception follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
At Parsonage Farm we have carefully designed the curriculum to ensure children are engaged, they have opportunities to express themselves and to ensure maximum learning and progress is achieved. We use a combination of discrete subject teaching and also a cross curricular approach, through our year group termly topics.
The National Curriculum applies to all children of compulsory school age. In our school we have two stages and the composition of classes across the school is shown below:
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) – Nursery children and Reception children
Key Stage 1 (KS1) – Year 1 & Year 2 children
Daisies - Nursery
Poppies & Snowdrops - Reception
Tulips & Sunflowers – Year 1
Bluebells & Daffodils – Year 2
In Nursery and Reception, we follow the Early Years Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, published by the DfE.
This Framework specifies the requirements for learning and development in the Early Years and provides specific areas of learning we must cover in our curriculum.
These areas are:
1. Personal, Social and Emotional Development
2. Physical Development
3. Communication and Language Development
6. Understanding the World
7. Expressive Arts and Design
Key Stage 1
All children in Year 1 and Year 2 are required to receive a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum through the school’s implementation of the National Curriculum. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-primary-curriculum
We use the ‘Letters and Sounds’ Programme within our School.
We use the Oxford Reading Tree Scheme within our School, supplemented by a wide range of Book Banded reading books and the school library.