OUR FOUNDATION PHASE CURRICULUM
At Richmond Park Primary the early years curriculum is about your CHILD.
We are concerned not only with the content, but also with the context of the learning. The process is as important as the outcome.
THE IMPORTANCE OF PLAY
We provide well structured and purposeful play activities to enhance and extend your child's learning. Play is fundamental to the way children learn, it is also critical to the way children become self-aware and the way in which they learn the rules of social behaviour.
At Richmond Park we are here to help your children, to guide their play, to offer choices and to challenge them with care and sensitivity, to encourage them and move their learning along.
LANGUAGE LITERACY & COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Competent use of language is the most fundamental of human skills. It is a deciding factor in mastery of other areas of learning. At Richmond Park we provide a wide range of language opportunities for our children to establish a good foundation for future learning.
PERSONAL & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Our children are at an age where they will be learning about themselves. At Richmond Park they will learn about relationships with other children and with adults. They will learn about the world outside the family, about how people live and work, about the past and about people and places outside their direct experience. They will learn about standards of good behaviour and develop appropriate attitudes.
At Richmond Park nursery our children are introduced to mathematical processes in a meaningful way. Mathematics will be visual, concrete and practical.
KNOWLEDGE & UNDERSTANDING OF THE WORLD
Our children have experiences of other cultures, of past events and of the work people do, of the use of money, of the environment, of animals and other living things.
To establish a foundation of confidence and enjoyment in science and technology our children are encouraged to experiment, test, build and generally find out how things work.
Our children have access to a range of safe and stimulating outdoor play. We teach them the concepts of hygiene and safety. Both indoors and out our children are provided with opportunities to develop their physical control, mobility, awareness of space and a range of manipulative skills.
We continually provide opportunities for our children to develop their imagination and creativity in a variety of ways, e.g. through music, art, I.T. dance and drama.