The child’s first experience of school is important as it builds a lifelong love of learning.  Roehampton Church School encourages the development of a close partnership with parents to support children at school and at home. We welcome parents / carers and the child to visit the school before the enrolment. It is a perfect opportunity to talk with our teachers and staff.

In the Foundation years, we emphasise the prime areas which are equally important to your child’s learning development. They are:

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

We promote personal, social and emotional development, encouraging children to co-operate, know their own self-worth and show consideration and understanding towards others. Through active learning, children are encouraged to develop the skills they need to move forward confidently to the next stage of their learning.

When they grow out of the prime areas, children continue to learn from the specific areas which provide important context for learning on essential skills and knowledge.

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Please click here to the Foundation Stage Curriculum Map, including the core texts. It is a 2 year-cycle program. Nursery and Reception are learning the same topic concurrently but the activities are specially designed for the appropriate age groups.

Important note:

The transfer from Nursery to Reception is not automatic. Parents will be asked to re-apply by mid-January. This is done by applying online via the Wandsworth Council website.