Early Years Foundation Stage

Early Years Foundation Stage

Early Years learning challenges children and encourages them to develop into independent, motivated learners and thinkers, full of curiosity about the world around them within a fun, happy and secure environment. Within the Reception class we focus on ensuring that children settle quickly and have a smooth transition into Year 1. Our Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is based on seven areas of learning:

Prime Areas of Learning

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

Specific Areas of Learning

  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • Understanding of the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

These skills and competencies will enable children to cope with the demands of later schooling and life generally. Children are encouraged to explore, enquire and to take risks in an interactive hands-on environment. This includes the use of interactive whiteboards and computers, as well as dedicated high quality outdoor learning areas.