Roby Park Foundation Stage aims to create a friendly, happy, stimulating environment where children feel secure, individually valued, well motivated and confident to face new challenges. All children will experience excellent provision enabling them to have fun and enjoy their time in the Foundation Stage.
The Foundation Stage unit at Roby Park currently comprises of one part time Nursery class and one Reception class. Children must have reached their third birthday before a Nursery place may be offered. The Reception and Nursery children play and work together. The older children are encouraged to help and take care of the younger ones. The unit is set out in areas, enabling the children to have easy access to resources which helps them to become independent learners. Practitioners are always on hand to encourage, support and extend children’s learning through play and exploration. During the day children also have opportunities to engage in focus and child initiated activities planned by practitioners.
Roby Park recognises the importance of parents/carers as the child’s first educators. Close links between school and home are vital for the children to feel secure in their setting. We plan ‘Stay and Play’ sessions during the year when parents are invited to spend time in the setting playing and joining in activities with their child. We also run several parent courses throughout the year, led by Ann Curley from Knowsley’s Family Learning Service. These include Family Literacy, Getting Ready for School and Healthy Eating.
Key Stage One
This Key Stage comprises of two classes. The staff work alongside Foundation Stage staff to aid the transition to Key Stage 1. This helps to ensure progression and continuity in the children’s learning. The children gain a range of educational experiences and opportunities through the delivery of a creative curriculum. The curriculum is enriched through educational visits, recorder lessons and a wide variety of after school clubs.
Key Stage Two
This Key Stage comprises of four classes covering Years 3 to 6. The pupils access a variety of enriched curriculum activities ranging from ukulele lessons, Indian dance, specialised music and sports tuition. There is also a wide variety of after school clubs that appeals to the different skills and interests of our pupils.