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In the foundation stage we follow the revised framework for the EYFS. Children develop in the context of relationships and the environment around them. This is unique to each family, and reflect individual communities and cultures.


Characteristics of Effective Learning

These characteristics are fundamental to all areas of learning:

Playing and exploring

Active learning

Creating and thinking critically

Prime Areas

There are three prime areas of learning that are most essential for children's readiness for the future learning and healthy development;

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Physical Development

Communication and Language

The prime areas support learning in all the other areas and are fundamental throughout your child's Early Years education.

Specific Areas

There are also four specific areas of learning which build on the above prime areas. These areas include the skills and knowledge for your child to be able to participate successfully in society. They are:



Understanding the World

Expressive Arts and Design

Teaching Early Reading and Writing - Your child will be taught Letters and Sounds. This is a high quality phonics programme which will teach your child how the alphabet works for reading and spelling by fostering their speaking and listening skills and developing their knowledge of how to apply the sounds they learn to their writing and to decode words for their reading. There are 6 phases of Letters and Sounds which your child is expected to achieve by the end of Year 2