Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) includes our youngest students from Nursery and Reception (ages 3 – 5). EYFS provides safe and caring environment that caters to the learning needs of children within this age range. Trained EYFS teachers guide students through age-appropriate activities that extend their learning in these developmental years.
The EYFS curriculum is based on the UK Early Years Foundation framework, which is made up of seven key areas of learning and development. These areas are used by practitioners to shape the educational programmes offered within Nursery and Reception.
All seven areas are crucial to ignite children’s curiosity, build a love of learning, form positive relationships and thrive within their educational journey. Through child-initiated learning and engaging topic titles, all seven areas are planned for and developed to ensure that students access the very best learning experiences available.
Key Stage 1 includes our youngest students from Year 1 and 2 (age 5 – 7 years). These years help lay the crucial foundation for educational experiences and King Henry VIII College Primary provides a fund and a meaningful environment where students can explore different topics and interest.
Students in Key Stage 2 from Year 3-6 (age 7-11 years) build upon the foundations laid out in their previous schooling with the aim of developing independence and taking ownership of their learning. Timely individualised assessments by specialised Key Stage 2 teachers ensures that the progress is in track and students are achieving at their full potential. Expanding on skills taught in Key Stage 1, topics of study fuel student’s interest in the world around them. Weekly lessons in specialist and core subject include: