The Foundations to Learn
Our curriculum is carefully structured to ensure that children lay down the foundations proven to be so vital for learning. There are 7 interconnected areas of learning and development. The 3 prime areas are:
- Communication & Language
- Physical Development
- Personal, Social and Emotional development
The 4 additional areas through which the three primary areas are supported are:
- Understanding the world
- Expressive Arts & Design
Click here to see out Reception timetable
The Space to Grow
Getting the best from your child
Understanding your child’s ability
Although the children are still “learning through play” the days are more structured and learning becomes more formalised. The children are grouped according to ability for literacy and numeracy, allowing them to develop at their own pace. Learning in groups like this allows the teachers to stretch the more able and implement supporting strategies where necessary.
Engaging your child
A topic is chosen termly, specifically to enhance learning. The children’s absorption in a topic is immediately evident on setting foot in their classrooms! Learning by topic fully engages the children, links the different areas of learning together and makes learning fun!
How the Reception prepares your child for Terra Nova
The Terra Nova Baccalaureate
From Year 1 onwards, each child at Terra Nova benefits from The Terra Nova Baccalaureate. This is the framework used to underpin our school’s curriculum. Each pupil works with a personalised portfolio, an assessment grid, which tracks the progress of their school achievement in eight key areas of learning against core skills. link to TN Bacc bit in Year 1-4 Curriculum
Which house will your child be in?
The house system is a big part of life at Terra Nova. As your child joins Year 1, they will become part of either: Tatton, Dunham, Capesthorne or Gawsworth. See The house system for more information