The Early Years Foundation curriculum is exactly that: a foundation. It begins in Nursery and continues throughout Reception after which our girls find themselves happy and well-prepared for Year 1 and beyond.
In small classes — and even smaller, focused-learning groups — our specially-qualified teachers develop the emotional, social and academic underpinnings that girls need for the next stage of their education.
With a balance between hands-on, teacher-led activities and play-based discovery through our Outdoor Learning provision, our curriculum includes learning two modern foreign languages (French and Mandarin) whilst mastering oracy and literacy in English alongside computer coding. We build the foundations children need to read, write and speak well. Our expertise therefore helps develop strong reasoning, discussion and collaboration skills. Our girls learn to use and nurture their own voices with creative and critical thinking.
Every day, we instill the bedrock our pupils need to understand mathematical concepts and deduce patterns – through both tailored teacher-led activity and the opportunities we create for girls to exploring and discover numbers and maths problems and equations in the world around them.
Both Nursery and Reception time-tables are adapted and frequently updated but to get a sense of what a ‘week-in-the-life’ of a Streatham & Clapham Nursery or Reception girl might look like, please see the examples below (click on the images to enlarge them).