- Why Sibford?
- School Life
- Nursery & Reception
- Junior School
- Senior School
- Sixth Form
- International Students
- Facilities and Lettings
- Parents' Area
The skills that pupils learn with us in Sibford School Early Years set them up to be lifelong learners and we value the entire Early Years curriculum.
Children can join Sibford Nursery from the September after they turn three, while reception class offers places for four-year-olds. Under the Early Education Funding Scheme, three to four-year-olds, in Nursery, are eligible for up to 15 hours free funding per week.
We believe in building up confidence, friendships and a sense of ownership over their environment. We encourage curiosity and an adventurous spirit and will use the children’s own ideas and interests to drive their learning forward.
The children have weekly swimming and PE lessons taught by specialists, as well as a forest school session on our very own forest school site. The importance of music, art, and drama with young children should never be underestimated. The children have continuous access to a ‘creative area’ and painting as well as lots of opportunities to create ‘art’ using a variety of mediums such as clay. On top of this, they have weekly music and musical theatre sessions with specialist teachers.
Sibford Junior School sits in a 50-acre campus so we enjoy lots of time outside. This is where many children are happiest and learn the most. For this reason, we offer them the option to learn outside as much as possible.
The environment is set up with open-ended resources that encourage the children to use their imagination. Crates can be made into a space rocket, part of an assault course, an oven in our mud kitchen or simply a table and chairs. On top of using our own outdoor area, we go on regular nature walks around the campus, encourage gardening and go pond dipping. Our love of nature is also reflected inside our classroom with natural colours on the boards and natural objects to play with.