Sounds-Write Phonics in action across the Primary School. Children are making wonderful progress both in reading and writing!
Sounds-Write Phonics in action across the Primary School. Children are making wonderful progress both in reading and writing!
A typical inclusive Lower Primary Classroom
A typical inclusive Lower Primary Classroom

Lower Primary

At 4 years children move into Reception.  At 5 years they start in Primary 1. Keystone One is for learners from 5 years to 7 years. 

In Keystage One, learners follow the UK National Curriculum where lessons become more formalized through interactive and personalized programmes. Multikids places a huge focus on teaching children to read and write and with our dynamic partnership with Sounds-Write, a UK based phonics programme, our children are really progressing very well. All classes have timetabled sessions with Art, Dance and Music teachers and an opportunity to swim once or twice a week  with our qualified swimming instructors.

 

Assessment (APP) is ongoing and is built into all activities so that a child’s development is nurtured and fostered. Progression is tracked through observation and following targets laid out in each child's Individual Education Plan (IEP).

A Home/School book forms a link between home and school so that both parents/carers and teachers can communicate daily.

Early Years Foundation Stage

Our Early Years Foundation Stage is for children from 1 year to 3 years.  At 4 years children move into Reception. 

 

The Early Years curriculum focuses on the following 7 areas of learning:

  • Communication & Language
  • Personal, Social & Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World
  • Expressive Art and Design
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
Physiotherapist working with a child with cerebral palsy out on the grass
Physiotherapist working with a child with cerebral palsy out on the grass

The Mutliple Disciplinary Team (MDT)  includes therapeutic sessions in Speech, Occupational, Physical, Dance & Music and assessments by the Educational Psychologist.  Therapists work with children both individually and in small groups. They work both in the classroom and out in the Therapy Clinic.

Below are images showing children in the Friday Morning MDT gym session with  the OT (occupational therapy) doing activities to improve fine motor skills and co-ordination. The SLT (speech and language therapist) is also working as part of the team to help children communicate as they work. 





Flamingo Chicks together with the Lightyear Foundation, came out to work with our children through dance and science.