Foundation 1 & 2

At Redcourt we provide a caring, inclusive and stimulating environment for 3 to 5 year-olds where Every Child Matters.  We aim to foster independence and confidence combined with respect and consideration for others. Children are valued as individuals, and their interests and achievements are celebrated. Parents are welcomed and involved as essential partners in their child's education and are able to speak to staff daily as well as in formal parents' sessions.

Staff are highly qualified and expierienced, and encourage conversation and the building of positive relationships in a safe and happy environment.

The children learn about healthy eating during the daily snack time and lunch times. They develop relationships with older children through some shared play and activity times and the House system. Highlights of the year include performing a Christmas play for parents, joining in with House Activities Day, Sports Day, a visit to "Birkenhead Park" and celebrating Chinese New Year.

The children learn through activities which are largely play-based, following the Early Years Stage Framework which incorporates:

 

  • Communication and Language
    With emphasis on speaking and listening.
  • Literacy
    Developing phonological awareness, reading and writing.
  • Mathematics
    Includes problem solving, reasoning and numeracy. 
  • Understanding the World
    Incorporates science, history, geography and technology.
  • Physical Development
  • Activities develop fine and gross motor skills and co-ordination. 
  • Expressive Art and Design 
    Includes art, design, technology, music and french.
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
    Children learn to become independent, build relationships, celebrate diversity and follow the RE scheme "The Way, The Truth and The Life".

The school is a registered Early Years Provider, and grants are available for 3 and 4 year olds.