South Green Infant & Nursery School:
At South Green Infant & Nursery School we aim to provide a broad curriculum with personalised learning so that each child achieves the best possible result according to their potential.
In Nursery and Reception we follow the Foundation Stage Curriculum which is delivered through play activities, all with a clear focus for learning. It incorporates 3 Prime Areas; Communication and Language, Physical Development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development. In addition to these there are specific areas taught: Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.
Children are assessed continuously and their progress recorded. At the end of Reception their achievement is considered against the statements in the Early Learning Goals and a judgement is made as to whether the child is still emerging and working towards reaching that goal, has met the goal or is working beyond that level and has exceeded that goal. Parents continue to play an important part in their child’s development and learning at school and discussions involving parents and teachers take place throughout the Foundation Stage.
At the end of Reception, children move to Key Stage One of the National Curriculum. Most subjects are taught through a child centred topic based approach in order to maintain the enjoyment level for young children. Attainment in English, Maths and Science is currently measured at the end of Year Two against National Standards. However there is much more to the curriculum than these subjects and children will be taught creative arts, humanities, design, computing skills, physical and religious education. If you would like to see what the children are learning please go to their class pages and click on ‘curriculum map’.
We are not a faith school so our children are given experience of all faiths and we are keen to share and celebrate in the different cultures of our families. Assemblies are held daily and cover the Spiritual. Moral, Social and Cultural [SMSC] part of the curriculum which underpins all the work we do in school.
All Infant children have daily phonic sessions and we follow the Letters and Sounds scheme to teach children to de-code and build words. This helps them in their reading and writing. Our links with parents are strong as we know that children do best when home and school work in partnership. So we hold regular meetings and invite parents into school. We are all aiming for the same outcome, happy children who reach the best possible standards in all they do.
We want our children to understand that we are all learning constantly and that education does not just take place in the classroom. Visitors and visits are arranged to enhance learning and outdoor learning is encouraged.
We are proud of all our children, whatever their level of need or their attainment. We look at the progress of each child, not just in the academic subjects but in their confidence and ability to interact with others. We take note of the way they mature and how they communicate their feelings and needs.
We want our children to leave us as articulate, well- mannered and sociable young people who can live in harmony and show tolerance in the wider world. We want them to know what will help them become successful learners so they can reach their potential , whatever that maybe and above all we want them to feel happy about what they can achieve and strive to do their best.