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
Four specific areas:
Understanding of 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 throughout the first year of school 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 :-
Art and Design
All pupils also take part in Religious Education.
In addition pupils in Y5 and Y6 study the Manx language.
Throughout the school year these subjects are planned and organised in a manner that enables the school to provide a broad and balanced curriculum.
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, Sport and Culture 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.
For more information on the Essentials For Learning Curriculum please see our E4L webpage.