Together we will nurture, stimulate and challenge our children in order to lay strong foundations on which to build their future learning.
In Reception classes at Bank End we intend to ensure all children’s interests and needs are met. We endeavour to do this by considering children’s individual interests and prior learning when planning learning opportunities. We celebrate uniqueness and individuals' different learning styles, skills and abilities with the understanding that we can all learn from each other. We want children to develop self-confidence, and be proud of who they are and what they achieve. We work closely with parents to help children reach their potential throughout the year, teaching them skills, concepts and values which will serve them well in future life. Whenever possible we provide first-hand experiences which make our curriculum purposeful and relevant. Children will be encouraged to form positive relationships with others, and to work cooperatively in groups to develop their social skills. Alongside this, independence will be developed by allowing children to make choices, and drive most of their own learning in a stimulating and nurturing environment where it is ok to make mistakes along a learning journey. We want our children to feel part of our school community and our wider community and to begin to understand their role in contributing to this. We use a Conscious Discipline approach to promote positive attitudes to learning which reflects the values and skills needed to promote responsibility for learning and future life-long success.