Our curriculum is designed to recognise children’s prior learning, provide first hand learning experiences, allow children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers. It is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts, Christian beliefs and British values.
We aim to provide an environment in which the dignity of each individual as a child of God is recognised and developed; and to promote the full potential of each child through a curriculum which develops spiritual, academic, social and emotional growth. Human creativity, competiveness, an understanding of health and wellbeing are taught through our Art, Music, PE, RE and Science Curriculum.
We believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge. We use a growth mind set approach to teach resilience to enable children to deal with and overcome challenges in their lives.
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) at Much Marcle spans across our Nursery and Reception year (ages 3 to 5). The work that children do is based around the children’s interests and ideas which helps to develop an exciting learning environment for the children to grow and develop. The children are assessed against development matters which tracks their development from the moment that they start at Nursery to when they leave Reception. Their developments are recorded as observations and put onto our online learning journey called Tapestry. All parents have access to this which allows them to get involved with their children’s learning. Nursery and Reception work closely together where a 2 year topic cycle is followed enabling a clear progression and collaborative learning.
At the end of Reception all children are assessed to form an Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP). The EYFSP is a summary of your child’s attainment at the end of Reception. The profile measures your child’s attainment in 17 areas of learning, known as Early Learning Goals (ELGs).