A Day In the Junior Department
As at Woodlands Nursery, a day in the Junior Department combines a mixture of child-initiated learning and adult directed activities, giving our children a variety of stimulating, exciting and engaging opportunities, to ensure they have every opportunity to explore and develop their learning experiences.
Beyond core numeracy and literacy skills, pupils also enjoy music, swimming, physical education and a foreign language; specialist teaching is an important focus in the Junior Department and each week the children are taught French, Drama, Dance, Music, and PE by some of our specialist teachers.
The small class sizes and the composite groupings allow for a more flexible approach to learning and teaching. Every child’s learning style is taken into consideration; no one is left behind and no one is held back.
The academic experience offered in the Junior Department is broad, varied and balanced. Of course, core skills are vital and there is consequently a strong focus on literacy and numeracy, alongside topic-based work in science and humanities.
Typical days in Reception and Years 1 and 2 are shown below: