When children arrive at Prestbury Church of England Primary School, whether it be in Nursery or Reception, our curriculum is designed to provide the opportunities for children to develop curiosity, resilience and the skills that will support them in their journey through their education.
We passionately believe that young children learn best through play and exploration and we strive to provide practical first hand learning experiences through an exciting and engaging curriculum, centred around the children’s interests.
We follow the national Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. In September 2020 we became early adopters for the new Early Years framework which will become statutory in all schools from September 2021.
The curriculum we deliver offers a balance of child-initiated and adult-led learning. The areas within our indoor and outdoor classrooms allow the children to make choices and initiate play, offering opportunities to explore, consolidate and build upon their prior learning throughout the day.
Each day our children get the opportunity to become an artist, writer, mathematician, scientist and storyteller, amongst many other things! It is our firm belief that it is these play-based learning experiences that enable our children here at Prestbury to become independent and resilient learners.
Every child is recognised as a unique individual and we are thrilled to celebrate their successes and value their achievements with them. We provide differentiated challenges within the provision to engage learning and believe that the children’s first experiences of school should be happy and positive, enabling them to develop a lifelong love of learning.