Acorn and Willow are our Early Years Foundation Stage classes. In this crucial, formative stage, the curriculum is tailored to give the children opportunities to explore, play, be creative, make friends and develop a love of learning. The children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and are taught in both an indoor and outdoor classroom by highly qualified staff, alongside specialist teachers for French, Music, Drama and Sport.
We understand the importance of strong foundations in numeracy and literacy. From arithmetic and problem-solving to grammar and punctuation, our pupils are well prepared for the next step on their educational journey. Children at Airthrie are encouraged to develop their own styles of work and learning so that we can help them become independent learners and decision-makers from the earliest age.
At Dean Close Airthrie, we believe that ‘Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns Grow’. We aim to promote a love of learning and develop intellectual curiosity through exciting experiences both in and out of the classroom. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum which follows the National Curriculum. From the moment a child joins our school we want them to feel part of the Airthrie family.