Learners are at the heart of everything we do
At St. Dominic’s Brewood, our learners are at the heart of everything we do. We offer quality learning experiences to develop the full potential of a child. Their learning environment is:
Our learning opportunities cover all the following elements:
- Me Myself and I
- Being Acknowledged and Affirmed
- Developing Self Assurance
- Senses of belonging
- Being together
- Finding a voice
- Listening and responding
- Making meaning
- Emotional well being
- Growing and developing
- Keeping safe
- Healthy choices
- Making connections
- Being imaginative
- Being creative
The Early Years Foundation
We ensure the children gain the attitudes, skills and knowledge appropriate to their age and individual needs. Furthermore, we ensure that the parents are involved in their children’s learning journey by termly Parents’ Evenings in which the parents are given the opportunity to share and review their child’s unique profile.
The Early Years Foundation stage achieves this by:
- Providing opportunities for children to learn about themselves and others
- Providing opportunities and a learning environment for children to feel safe
- Provide areas which children can identify as their own special place
- Allowing children to communicate in a range of ways
- Give the children freedom to express their feelings appropriately
- Provide plenty of physical play
- Ensure that the learning environment/activities suitably challenge the children
- Encourage children to make choice and demonstrate likes and dislikes
- Encourage children to express themselves creatively through a range of mediums
Early prep Classes
In our Early Prep classes, all learners study a broad range of subjects in which National Curriculum Guidelines and standards are followed. The main focus is daily Literacy and Numeracy sessions. The skills developed in these areas are used widely across the curriculum.
All other curriculum areas; Science, ICT, Religious Education, Music, Physical Education, French, Spanish, Art, Design and Technology, History, Geography and PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Education are taught throughout the week.
We also introduce all pupils to dance and singing with swimming introduced from the summer term for Year 2 pupils.
At the end of Key Stage 1, our pupils are aware of others around them and are developing a sense of community. Organisational skills are actively encouraged to promote a more independent learner. They will have made important steps on the learning ladder, particularly in Literacy and Numeracy. By the end of Year 2 we hope to foster a love of learning, encourage pleasure in reading and a desire to learn more.