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Early Years Foundation Stage

The curriculum is divided into seven areas. There are three prime areas and four specific areas.
Prime Areas

Prime Areas
Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Making relationships
  • Self-confidence and self awareness
  • Managing feelings and behaviour

Communication and Language

  • Listening and attention
  • Understanding
  • Speaking

• Physical Development

  • Moving and handling
  • Health and self care

Specific Areas
• Literacy

  • Reading
  • Writing

• Mathematics

  • Number
  • Shape, space and measures

• Understanding the World

  • People and communities
  • The world
  • Technology

• Expressive Arts and Design

  • Exploring and using media and materials
  • Being imaginative

In the Foundation Stage children learn best through play with a combination of child initiated and adult initiated activities. These are carefully planned both inside and outside to support children’s learning in all seven areas. Through a balance of play based activities and teacher input we build on each child’s existing knowledge and skills to take them forward to reach their full potential. Within our curriculum, we include the childrens' own interests. Children are assessed through ongoing observations through teacher led and child initiated activities.

If you would like any additional information about the Early Years Curriculum, please speak to your child's class teacher.