Teaching, Learning & Play
Addison Primary School is set in West London and prides itself on the development of the individual by promoting a sense of curiosity and excitement about the world.
Every child that steps through the gates of Addison is welcomed into an aspirational, creative community that focuses on allowing children to flourish as confident individuals while building an understanding of the world while reaching their academic potential.
We passionately believe that we can allow our children to experience a wide range of creative enrichment opportunities and develop as confident, caring individuals who excel academically. It is this mixture that makes Addison so special.
As a school we pride ourselves on a fantastic early year’s provision. We believe that if we ensure children have the best possible foundations they will thrive as they move through the school.
The principles of our Nursery
Enjoyment - We all learn better when we are happy, so it is a key goal in Nursery to help each child feel valued and able to feel respected as an individual, to feel part of a class, a year group and a school.
Creativity - Our approach to learning develops creativity by offering interesting, challenging and fun opportunities to all children. Whether it is something they already love or something they have yet to explore, we aim to use and develop their creativity to underpin their learning.
Independent Learning - By helping your children develop a strong sense of belief and an ability to overcome adversity, we aim to instill strong characteristics of learning that will hold them in good stead throughout their time at Addison and beyond.
These three areas underpin the curriculum starting with a focus on the early learning goals (measured at the end of Reception) that include reading, writing, speaking and listening and maths. This will be alongside a curriculum that promotes social development, behaviour, singing, art, storytelling, dance, communication, imagination, computing, music, physical activity (fine and gross motor skills) and performing.
The framework for the early years foundation stage sets the standards for learning, development and care and we use this document to guide our work.
'Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up' (p. 4).
DfE, Ofsted and Foundation Years have worked together to publish a range of vodcasts aimed at different parts of the sector to support understanding and implementation of the revised EYFS: