Our infant department is a safe and
happy environment for 4 to 7 year olds from Reception to Year 2. Our
small class sizes and the value we place on such characteristics as
kindness, thoughtfulness towards others along with good manners,
enables children to make close friendships and also to develop
strong, positive relationships with their teachers. This friendly
and supportive environment allows them to grow in confidence, to be
able to express themselves, and to be continually challenged whilst
actively engaged in their learning.
We place emphasis on providing a thorough grounding in literacy and
numeracy. Reading and writing is developed earlier, as the children
build on a sound knowledge of phonics learnt in pre-school. As in
our Pre-School, children in the Infants continue to read
individually to a member of staff each day.
Early numeracy skills are taught through a balanced programme of
active play in addition to formal written work. This is complimented
by a wide range of other subjects in the weekly timetable, including
specialist teaching in French and Music.