We follow the new National Curriculum which sets out the core subjects of English, Maths and Science as well as Computing, History, Geography, Design and Technology, Art and Design, Music, P.E. and Languages.
In Key Stage One we use a letters and sounds program to develop children's phonic understanding. We use PM books (alongside traditional books) to support early reading development.
We aim to provide stimulating and exciting lessons built around the requirements of the National Curriculum. We develop the whole child by using a project-based, cross-curricular approach with an emphasis on imagination, excitement, engagement, and the development of curiosity through child-led inquiry. We provide practical, real life experiences, including many on and off site visits.
We have high expectations of children academically whilst understanding that the National Curriculum is just one element of the education of every child. We also attach great importance to the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental, social and physical development of our children. The curriculum encourages children to think critically, to develop autonomy and responsibility, and to work collaboratively with others. We believe that parents play a key role in their child's learning and at Rose Hill we work in partnership with parents to achieve the best outcomes for all children.
In line with national requirements, we follow the Religious Education guidelines provided by Oxfordshire and we have a daily act of reflection / worship.
At Rose Hill we follow the government’s curriculum for Early Years (The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum). This applies to children from birth up to the end of Reception year. The government document divides the areas of learning into seven:
The curriculum areas are described in broad developmental phases according to when children are usually ready for these aspects of learning, and teaching staff and nursery nurses keep careful records to ensure that children are given opportunities and support to make progress in every area.
The EYFS also explains how to provide a balance of different kinds of activities and experiences which includes play as a very important part, as well as group and individual activities led by adults.
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Do ask your child's teacher if you would like further detail about the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.