Together the Nursery and Reception classes make up the Foundation Stage. In line with Government guidelines and best practice our Foundation Stage curriculum is less formal than the work in the rest of the school. Learning is frequently child-directed and experiential. Sometimes parents are a little worried that “all they seem to do is play”. It may look like this; and it is certainly fun in the Foundation Stage; but there is actually a lot of learning taking place. Phonics and number work are introduced in Nursery. In Reception all children have a daily phonics lesson and a daily numeracy lesson.
We were delighted in 2015 when Ofsted held us up as an example of good practice in Foundation Stage. See further information elsewhere on our website, under "Research - Early Years".