Maths is taught as a discrete subject on a daily basis and girls are introduced to a range of mathematical concepts and equipment before formally recording different elements of their learning. They quickly learn new skills and then utilise these in their own problem solving investigations, applying their knowledge in new and challenging contexts.
They also continue Philosophy for Children sessions which, at this stage, develops critical thinking skills and helps children learn to explain their reasoning and opinions, whilst appreciating others different to theirs.
Girls participate in daily phonics and literacy sessions which enable them to read exceptionally competently in a very short space of time. They exhibit a huge sense of pride in their ability to record their ideas whether in writing their own stories, writing instructions or recording results from an experiment they have conducted.
As the girls remain in the Early Years Foundation Stage, they enjoy the benefit of the child directed, play based opportunities, coupled with our own traditional curriculum which has operated so successfully over many years. This combination of ‘tradition’ with ‘play’ means the girls are able to develop their play to a deeper level as they are able to understand complex concepts and abstract principles and apply them to their self-directed activities, resulting in purposeful and determined approaches to play based challenges.