Developing the whole child with a variety of activities.

Ages 2-5 years –  The Rabbit class is the first class at Saint George’s for our youngest children. This, together with the Squirrel class (for children 4-5 years of age) form our Foundation Stage. The children here are lively, inquisitive and energetic, full of fun and eager to learn. Our dedicated Early Years teaching team carefully plan activities aiming to guiding the children towards achieiving the Early Learning Goals established for their age. We have firm expectations of our children and firmly believe in the “can do” approach to learning always encouraging them to “have a go” and do their best.

We encourage:

  • High self esteem

  • Confidence

  • Fun and enjoyment

  • Positive attitude

  • High expectations



Areas of learning:

In the Foundation Stage these are the Areas of Learning and Development:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Physical Development

  • Communication and Language

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding of the World

  • Expressive Arts and Design

All the activities and work that your child will carry out will be recorded in a personal Learning Journal as evidence of how they have been learning. This will include photographs, observations, comments and examples of work. At the end of the school year this is sent home. In this way you will be able to look back at your child’s development and treasure special moments!

The children within the Foundation Stage learn through a range of play based opportunities where playing and exploring, active learning, creating and thinking critically support learning across all areas.

Learning is fun!



Skills Developed:

Social – Patience, taking turns, teamwork, kindness to others, sharing and conflict resolution skills. One of our most important rules is to always be kind and helpful.

Cognitive / Emotional – Independence, self-help skills, problem solving and critical thinking skills. Scientific Inquiry - asking and answering questions.

Language – Writing letters, sounding out words, counting to higher numbers, basic addition and subtraction.

Physical – Using scissors and writing tools properly, staying active.



How can I find out more?

We invite interested parents to arrange an appointment to visit the school and receive further information.