EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE (EYFS) CURRICULUM
The Foundation Stage curriculum allows children to learn by being active, encouraging them to explore, to talk about their learning and to practice skills. It consists of seven areas of learning:
Three prime areas:
* Personal, social and emotional development
* Communication and language
* Physical Development
Four specific areas:
* Understanding the World
* Expressive Arts and Design
In Reception, the children do not follow a formal timetable as such. A significant amount of their learning activities will take place outdoors also.
Children’s learning will be assessed continuously and recorded on each child’s Foundation Stage Profile.
KEY STAGE 1 & KEY STAGE 2 CURRICULUM
The National Curriculum at Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 consists of ten subjects which all children must study at school. They are :-
* English (Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing)
* Art and Design
* Physical Education
* Design Technology
All pupils also take part in Religious Education.
In addition pupils in Y4, Y5 and Y6 have the opportunity to study the Manx language - we offer this initially to all Year 4 pupils and then children can opt to continue to study this in Year 5 and 6.
Essentials For Learning (E4L) Curriculum
The knowledge, skills and attitudes that pupils need, in the twenty-first century, are not the same as they were in the past and so the school learning experience needs to reflect this. The Department of Education and Children has reviewed its Curriculum for Learning and Achievement and further developed it so that schools continue to be supported in providing a world-class education for children and young people on the Isle of Man. The curriculum is not prescriptive; rather it attempts to provide broad parameters in which schools can develop flexible, exciting and memorable learning experiences which support the development of a broad range of academic, social and personal skills.
Learning Dispositions (6R's)
For more information on the Essentials For Learning Curriculum please follow this link: