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Foundation Stage

Children in Reception follow a different curriculum to the rest of the school – they follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, covering seven areas of learning in total.

The EYFS curriculum has three prime areas of learning:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

There are  also four specific areas of learning:

Literacy  development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write.

Maths  provides children with opportunities to develop and improve counting, using numbers, simple addition and subtraction and to describe shapes, spaces and measures.

Understanding the world  involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and community and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

Expressive arts and design  includes enabling children to share thoughts and feelings through art, music, movement, role play, design and technology.

These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities

For details of how we will cover these areas, please see our autumn term Foundation Stage newsletter.

Spring 2017 Foundation Stage Curriculum Newsletter

Autumn Term 2016 Newsletter

Our Foundation Stage Long term Planning overview can be viewed here.

Foundation Stage Exploring the Outdoor Area