Nursery, Reception and Key Stage 1
Early Years: Nursery, Pre-School and Reception
At Walthamstow Hall we offer the traditional Nursery, Pre-School and Reception classes. From July 2023 pupils will be able to join our Nursery as soon as they are 2 years of age. Pupils move into Pre-School in the September before their 4th birthday and onto Reception in the September before they turn 5. Nursery and Pre-School pupils have a guaranteed place in Walthamstow Hall’s Reception class.
As pupils progress through Early Years their Literacy and Numeracy skills are developed through an appropriate mix of formal teaching and child-initiated activities within each topic. Pupils also enjoy specialist teaching in PE, Ballet, Music, French and Drama.
This carefully planned programme is tailored to the different ages and stages of development of Early Years pupils. It is delivered by qualified teachers and Classroom Assistants in an environment where learning is lively, fun and full of stimulating variety. Firm foundations and enthusiasm for learning are built into our Early Years classes.
From July 2023, Walthamstow Hall’s Nursery and Pre-School will offer families more flexible provision to best suit each family’s needs. Our Nursery and Per-School will offer extended hours from 7.15am – 6.15pm operating for 50 weeks per year. Parents can choose the type of sessions and number of weeks which best suits their family, from a minimum of 4 morning or afternoon sessions a week to 5 longer days in term time only, for a full 50 weeks or somewhere in between. Wraparound care and Holiday club provision will offer the same extended hours for 50 weeks per year to parents of pupils in Reception.
For more information on Nursery, Pre-School and Reception visit Early Years
Years 1 and 2
In Years 1 and 2, pupils continue to follow a carefully planned, broad programme ensuring progression tailored to individual needs. A wide range of workshops, visits and extra-curricular activities will be offered to enrich their education and provide many opportunities to explore their interests and discover their talents.
The National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 provides the foundation on which our broad curriculum is built – but we don’t stop there; our curriculum goes beyond the national curriculum recommendations and the standards achieved are often in advance of national expectations. We believe in the curriculum being comprehensive, interesting and fun.
Core Maths and English skills, including Reading, are developed through daily lessons with 1:1 attention. Lessons include Art/Design Technology, Ballet, Computing, Forest School, French, Humanities, Music, PE, Performance Skills, PHSEE, Science and Swimming.