Caxton College follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework to prepare our children for Key Stage 1.

The principles of the Foundation Stage Framework on which our curriculum is based are:

 

  • Every child is unique and we ensure that every child is constantly learning and develops fundamental qualities such as resilience, capability, confidence and self-assuredness.
  • Positive relationships help every child to become strong and independent.
  • An enabling environment reinforces and builds upon the child’s learning and development.

Areas of Learning

In our curriculum, there are seven Areas of Learning and Development, taught through interconnected teaching units, or Topics, and supported by the latest technology.

1. Communication and Language

Pupils are given the chance to develop their confidence and ability to express themselves, speak, listen, understand and respond in a wide range of situations.

2. Physical Development

Pupils will be active and interactive, develop co-ordination, control and movement.

3. Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Pupils will develop a positive sense of themselves and others, form positive relationships and develop respect for others.

4. Literacy (English and Spanish)

Pupils are encouraged to listen carefully, link sounds and letters and begin to read and write. The main objectives for the students are

  •  To improve their expression and comprehension abilities.
  •  To become more aware of the different social uses of spoken language and of its potential as a means of communication
  •  To develop and cultivate an interest in, and love for, books. From a very young age, children are aware that both spoken and written language are a means of communication and a source of information and knowledge.

5. Mathematics

Pupils will develop skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems. They learn to describe shapes, spaces and to measure.

6. Understanding the World

Pupils will learn to make sense of the physical world and their community through exploring, observing and finding out about people, places, technology and the environment.

7. Expressive Arts and Design

Pupils explore and play with a range of materials and communications media, and participate in various art, music, movement, dance, role-play and design and technology activities.

Our teachers

Our teachers know each child personally and are completely dedicated to their care.  They are professionals with many years of experience and a true vocation for their job.  Our teachers are native English speakers, and every class also has a bilingual assistant who provides children with the support needed according to their development and learning process.  To complete our team, there are specialist teachers for Physical Education, Music, and from Reception onwards, Spanish.

Our teachers regularly receive training courses given by educational consultants who come from the UK for this purpose, and therefore are up to date with the latest and most effective educational developments.

 

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