Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

Our main aim for the foundation stage is that children in our Nursery and Reception classes should become confident and successful learners with an eagerness to learn and explore.

The prime areas of learning are:

  • communication and language
  • physical development
  • personal, social and emotional development

The specific areas of learning are:

  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • understanding the world
  • expressive arts and design teaching is often done through play, where the child learns about subjects and other people through games

These activities help children to develop early literacy and mathematical skills and their understanding of the world. We encourage the acquisition of physical skills such as using scissors, pencils and dealing with clothes. Children learn how to play together, to relate to each other and adults, to share, listen and co-operate.

See our Learning Journey information to parents for further information.