Children begin school at William Fletcher when they are 4 years old. They are taught in our large purpose built Foundation stage classroom which has its own outdoor learning area.
The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum underpins all the child's learning and is organised into four themes:
The curriculum is carefully structured to provide for the different starting points of each child and plans for relevant, purposeful and appropriate learning activities that build on what the child can already do in a safe and secure environment.
The four themes express important principles underpinning effective practice in the care, development and learning of all young children.
The Learning and Development theme is made up of six areas, these are:
All of our Foundation Stage children take part in "Forest Schools", this provides opportunities for children to learn outdoors and learn to work together whilst having fun!