The children at Pinner Wood work in 3 Key Stages.
The curriculum at Pinner Wood School is organised under 2 main headings:
• The Early Years Foundation Stage – for children in Nursery and Reception
• The National curriculum – for children in years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
In Early Years the children learn across the 3 areas of Personal, Social Education, Communication and Physical development and the 4 specific areas of Literacy ,Maths, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design. They learn indoors and outdoors as they experience a range of adult led and child initiated activities. They are taught 1:1 in small groups and larger groups; sometimes mixed ability, sometimes similar ability. We value and incorporate the childrens interests as they develop and look for learning to be challenging, engaging and enjoyable.
When children reach Year 1 we manage the transition from the Foundation Stage to the National Curriculum carefully.
We begin to teach reading in Nursery and our work continues until Year 6. Our reading material comes from a variety of schemes and is graded by colour.When the children have completed the colour bands they can choose from a wide variety of materials. The children can change their reading books every day as well as choosing other books from the library.
Within the National Curriculum the children study 13 subjects, some every day, some in blocks across the year. They are English, Maths, Science, Computing, Art, DT, Music, P.E, R.E, French, PSHE, History and Geography. We plan our work in exciting topics and promote English, Maths and Computing Skills across the curriculum. Each topic has a ‘highlight’ such as a visit or a performance to help bring it to life.