At Airedale Infant School we believe in the concept of lifelong learning and the idea that both children and adults learn new things every day. We maintain that learning should be a rewarding and enjoyable experience for everyone; it should be fun. Through our teaching we aim to equip children with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to make good choices about important things in their lives. We believe that positive teaching and learning experiences enable children to reach their potential and lead happy and rewarding lives. In accordance with statutory requirements we teach The Early Years Foundation Stage and the subjects of the National Curriculum.
Pupil progress and raising achievement underpins the curriculum, which is broad and balanced and enriched by first hand learning experiences. We plan for exciting visitors into school, such as the planetarium, animals and characters from history. Our pupils learn through educational visits to places including, The Railway Museum, Cannon Hall Farm, The Deep and the coast.
The curriculum is further enriched through themed weeks and breakfast mornings.
The Early Years Foundation Stage - Ages 3 - 5
Our children are welcomed into a warm, friendly and caring environment where they can explore, create, grow and learn. The Foundation Stage team are committed to providing a high quality, inspirational learning environment, both indoors and outdoors which is purposeful, stimulating, enabling and challenging.
The areas of learning are;
The Prime Areas of Learning
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
The Specific Areas
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design.
Key Stage 1 - Ages 5 - 7
All out staff work together in a strong team to make sure that the transition from Upper Foundation Stage to Year 1 is highly positive and seamless.
The learning in KS1 builds develop mentally on the Foundation Stage and continues within a secure stimulating and challenging learning environment. We have the highest aspirations for our pupils from their earliest days in Nursery until they leave us at the end of Key Stage 1.
The National Curriculum subjects are;
Information and Communication Technology
Religious Education is taught through the Wakefield Diocesan Agreed Syllabus.
For further information on our Curriculum please contact us.