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Claires Court

Claires Court Maidenhead

from Nursery to Sixth Form

Reception - Year 2

Junior Boy Learning

Boys join Reception at the start of the academic year in which they turn five, from our own Nursery transition class and other local nurseries.


The core curriculum for Reception is identified as the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Our varied curriculum is based on the “Early Learning Goals for children’s learning”. It is made up of seven areas in total. These include:

Three prime areas:

  • Communication and Language / Physical Development / Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Four specific areas through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied:  

  • Literacy /  Mathematics / Understanding the World / Expressive Arts & Design

Children progress at different rates and individual achievement will vary. However all children will follow a curriculum which enables them to make maximum progress towards these outcomes.

Reception Curriculum Statement Booklet

YEARS 1 and 2

In Year 1 your son will gain more fluency and understanding in his reading, write more confidently and continue to work on his grasp of number bonds and sequencing. There is a greater focus on topic work.  

As pupils move into Year 2 there is a more academic focus and pupils are encouraged to work more independently, we will continue to build your son’s essential learning skills and there will be significant opportunities to consolidate and raise his confidence both in and out of the classroom.

Pupils are taught by their form tutor for most subjects, although the boys move around the school and have specialist teachers for some lessons.

Year 1 Curriculum Statement Booklet

Year 2 Curriculum Statement Booklet

All Year Groups

French is taught weekly from Reception and beyond.  Our boys have timetabled lessons in physical education, games and swimming. They will also start to explore the digital arena as Chromebooks are used to enhance learning through games and activities. The boys will all have a specialised I.T lesson per week.

You can find out more about the subjects taught and our approach to reading, spelling and handwriting in the relevant curriculum statements.

Pupils achieve high standards of literacy, as shown in their factual and imaginative writing

Their numeracy skills are strong

ISI report 2014

Years 3 - 6

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