EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage)
The Foundation Stage (Reception; 4 and 5 years of age) forms part of the whole school and there is a close partnership, with joint planning, between staff members to ensure continuity and progression for our children. Mary Exton has developed links with external Nursery settings to allow for a smooth transition to Reception as they start at our school. In the Foundation Stage we provide care and education for a wide range of children in environments that enable children to feel safe and supported and which extend their learning and development.
KS1 & KS2 (Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2)
The children in KS1 and KS2 follow the National Curriculum and teachers ensure the objectives are covered in a broad, balanced and creative way. Key Stage One (KS1) includes children in Year 1 and Year 2 (6 and 7 years of age) and Key Stage Two (KS2) includes children in Year 3 to year 6 (8 to 11 years of age)
Our curriculum has been designed with every pupil at it's heart and we are committed to every child having access to a broad and balanced curriculum and quality first teaching. There are some occasions where children may need some additional support. We follow clear steps to ensure interventions do not disrupt the overall curriculum. Please click here for further details.
Our curriculum is regularly reviewed and revisited to ensure that it remains relevant to our pupils as well as directing our planning for Continuous Professional Development of our staff members.