"My time at Bolton School will be something that I will always remember, it has shaped the person I am today. "

Recent Leaver and Bursary Recipient

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Foundation Stage

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

At Beech House, we give the children a wide range of stimulating resources and activities to experience. They play indoors and outdoors, finding out about the world they live in through independent investigation and guided exploration. As they play, they acquire the skills and language they need to extend their learning and solve problems. They...

Communication Language and Literacy

We aim to encourage a love of books and stories in all our children. Parents and teachers work together to help the children in the early stages of independent reading. We provide many opportunities for children to read and write, speak and listen as part of their role play - they write prescriptions for sick animals in the vet's surgery, menus...

Mathematical Development

We help to develop Mathematical understanding through stories, songs, games and play activities. Our children use numbers in real situations and solve real problems both indoors and outdoors. They sort, count, measure and create patterns using a wide variety of objects and they investigate problems, recording their findings in their own individual...

Physical Development

During their year in Reception, our children refine their motor skills through energetic play indoors and outdoors. They respond to music and stories, moving appropriately and they use apparatus to refine climbing, jumping, throwing and catching skills. Play is sometimes individual and sometimes co-operative, for example working together to...

Personal Social and Emotional Development

When children join us at Beech House, our first priority is to try to build up good relationships between the adults and children and between the boys and girls themselves. We want the children to feel they really belong to our school and that they are in a safe, caring environment. Once they are settled and confident, we encourage them to become...