At Rodney House the majority of pupils follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum' Development Matters' (Click to open). We tailor activities to meet the development needs of the child.
The Prime Areas of development underpin children's learning. They are delivered continuously throughout the school day.
All children have Prime Area targets on their individual education plan (IEP):
The Prime Areas of the Curriculum
- Personal Social and Emotional Development
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
The Specific Areas of the Curriculum
- Literacy- click for info on reading at Rodney House
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Art and Design
To ensure a broad and balanced education a three year cycle of themes has been developed-click to view this long term plan.
Repetition of activities throughout the year ensures children have the opportunity to consolidate and develop their skills. At all levels children are encouraged to be independent learners.
Learning outside the classroom allows children to develop and apply independence and life skills. We regularly take trips into the local community such as visiting the supermarket with a shopping list or practicing walking independently on a visit to the park.
Parents and carers are always welcome to join our educational visits. To provide first hand experiences, classes will often conduct an educational visit linked to provide a real experience of the topic being explored in the classroom. This practical experience supports children's understanding of their topic. For example a visit to a garden centre may take place to support learning about growing and spring.
To find out more about our school curriculum please speak to your class teacher - topic booklets are available on each class web page.