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Over 650 Number of pupils who currently study at Newton Preparatory School 1991 The year that Newton Prep opened
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Over 650 Number of pupils who currently study at Newton Preparatory School 1991 The year that Newton Prep opened
Providing balance and breadth in all aspects of a child's education; intellectual, aesthetic, physical, moral and spiritual.
Newton Preparatory School Mission Statement

Newton's two Nursery classes and four Reception classes create the ideal environment for children to take their first steps in their school career.

The Curriculum

The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum is based upon the national guidelines for the Early Years Foundation Stage which incorporates seven areas of learning through three main characteristics of effective learning: playing and exploring, active learning and creating and thinking critically.

 

PRIME AREAS

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development 
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development

SPECIFIC AREAS

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Expressive Arts and Design
  • Understanding the World

Alongside learning the basics of literacy and numeracy, the children develop skills and interests across a broad spectrum of enriching and exciting experiences. Most importantly, children begin their social journey - an adventure which involves building positive relationships with the adults and peers within the setting, learning and achieving through play and focused work with caring and professional practitioners.

 

Throughout the Early Years Foundation Stage, we understand that each child is unique. Children are engaged in whole class, small group and individual activities which are tailored to their learning needs. Activities are planned by the staff around topic themes and the interests of the children and their families. We incorporate cultural and religious festivals that are of significance to our families. The curriculum is flexible so that it embraces significant developments in each child’s school and home life such as the birth of a sibling, a holiday or moving house. Planning is reviewed on a daily basis to ensure the best opportunities for the development of each child.

 

Over the course of the two years (Nursery and Reception), children begin to learn to read using a phonics programme which has been carefully developed in order to ensure success for both the most able readers, and those children who find reading more of a challenge.

 

The children in the Early Years Foundation Stage have an exceptional start at Newton because of the unparalleled advantage of being part of a large institution. This means that children are taught by subject specialists in specialist suites for music, physical education and French. Newton's impressive facilities enable excellent differentiation for our youngest children to explore their artistic, musical, and physical talents.

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Over 650 Number of pupils who currently study at Newton Preparatory School 1991 The year that Newton Prep opened
Providing balance and breadth in all aspects of a child's education; intellectual, aesthetic, physical, moral and spiritual.
Newton Preparatory School Mission Statement