Early Years

Our infant classes are bright, large welcoming rooms with direct access to excellent outdoor learning and play areas.

In the early years we lay the foundations of numeracy and literacy and aim to instil an eagerness for learning. We encourage a love of books and develop a child’s phonic knowledge and confidence in sounding out and blending words. Forming letters correctly in their handwriting and developing grammatical skills helps equip children to become independent learners.

Mathematical skills and knowledge are developed through daily activities and challenges. The children learn through a multi sensory approach and are given opportunities for exploration and investigation.
We nurture children’s curiosity about the world in which they live through our exciting topics
and their knowledge and enjoyment is enriched by trips and visiting speakers. From day one children are given opportunities to express themselves and perform and at Dollar they benefit from specialist teaching and superb facilities in the teaching and learning of Art, Music, PE and Swimming.