Halfway Nursery Infant School is a unique place. It has an individual identity that combines traditional values with modern and vibrant vision. Its traditional Victorian building, with beautiful grounds, evoke feelings of solidity and calm whilst housing a forward thinking and dynamic learning community.
At our school we are totally committed to the development of children, to offer them the best start to their formal education: an education that is rich in opportunities and experiences; one that influences a lifelong love of learning.
The curriculum forms the basis for our learning and the experiences our children enjoy during their time at Halfway Nursery Infant School. To us, the curriculum goes far beyond the legally required elements of the National Curriculum 2014 documentation and involves the rich fabric of creative, cultural, sporting and intellectual opportunities that the world offers.
Our curriculum uses the National Curriculum 2014 and Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum 2012 to ensure that every child develops the key learning steps defined within that documentation. However, we have developed a more expansive approach to its delivery that ensures our children receive experiences and opportunities to develop their knowledge, skills and attributes in ways that will guarantee that learning is relevant and poignant. We ensure that learning at Halfway Nursery Infants broadens the aspirations, values and opportunities for every child as they grow and develop.
Our curriculum is unique, and is broad, balanced and flexible so that it always adapts and develops to fulfil the needs of every child. It is a curriculum which is child-centred and current. Our curriculum is constantly evolving to ensure that we are responding to a rapidly developing world around us, and that we are offering our children the best start to their lives as successful citizens in the 21st Century.
We believe children learn better when they are excited and actively engaged; what excites children best is excellent teaching, which will challenge them and demonstrate what they are capable of achieving. When there is joy in what they are doing, they learn to love learning. The curriculum at Halfway Nursery Infants reflects this.
OUR CURRICULUM AIMS:
For more information about the curriculum the school is following, contact Paula Bestall, headteacher, tel 0114 248 2360, email