Teachers and support staff at this school structure the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum around children’s expressed needs and desires. Reception and Year 1 pupils share a large unit which is divided into learning zones. Children democratically choose their own learning topic each week. They build and design their own role play and design new learning zones. All elements of literacy and numeracy are taught in this child-friendly context which helps to ensure that each child understands what they are learning and why.