Early Years Foundation Stage
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Within the Foundation Stage we have developed our Curriculum to prepare our children for Key Stage 1 across all subject areas. We have carefully constructed learning opportunities, which are underpinned by The Early Years Framework (2021). This includes seven educational programmes based upon the three prime areas and four specific areas.
The three Prime Areas are – Communication and Language Physical Development Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
The four Specific Areas are – Literacy (Reading & Writing) Mathematics Understanding the World Expressive Arts and Design.
The three prime areas form the building blocks for learning and underpin our curriculum across all areas. Good development in all of these areas is essential for all other learning to take place. We pride ourselves on the promotion and development of PSED and Communication and Language so that children can go on through school to reach their full potential.
We provide a balanced curriculum which incorporates child initiated learning through play, adult led focus groups and whole class teaching. Our aim is to promote independence, confidence and a love of learning as well as the necessary knowledge and skills which will prepare the children for moving up into Key Stage One.
Our outcomes at the end of Foundation Stage are good in comparison to National outcomes, over a number of years.
We do our upmost to work with parents and see them as partners in their child’s early education. We rely on information about a child’s interests and achievements at home in order to build up a holistic view of each child and refine their next steps of learning.