Pre Prep - Curriculum



We understand that no two children are the same. By caring and meeting each child’s individual needs we know that they can flourish and grow to their full potential. We work in close partnership with parents and carers to ensure your child gets the best opportunity to develop by following the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. This enables us to create a fun and loving environment through different experiences that enhance each child’s learning and development. All children attend weekly classes led by specialist teachers in Speech and Drama, Music, French, Swimming, PE and optional Ballet. 



In Reception we continue to follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum which provides the Early Learning Goals the children are working towards achieving. Children learn through a range of formal and informal teaching, child initiated and adult-led activities. The staff provide a positive and nurturing environment where children grow in confidence and independence. They are taught the importance of being motivated, persevering when faced with new challenges as well as taking risks. In addition Reception children also benefit from specialist teaching in Speech and Drama, PE, French, Music, swimming and optional Ballet. 

At St. Francis’ we recognise and value the importance of parent partnerships in supporting the development of the child. We use an online Learning Journal to track, monitor and share your child’s progress.

The Pre-Prep and Prep teams seek to make homework meaningful, consolidatory, thought provoking and fun!

Homework begins in Reception through encouraging a love for reading