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Foundation stage

In the Early Years Foundation Stage we aim to develop and broaden the range of children's learning experiences, to leave them confident, eager and enthusiastic learners who are looking forward to school. We hope to play our part by treating your child as an individual and offering him/her a variety of experiences and activities which are designed to further their development process.

Much of the children's learning will be through play, where children are offered a range of activities each with an underlying educational purpose. Play is the means by which the children explore a variety of experiences in different situations for a variety of purposes. It is a process which provides for children a way of learning about the world around them. We plan activities and experiences that promote children's development and learning based on the ‘Development Matters' in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

There are seven areas that are used to plan our curriculum. These are;

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • Expressive Arts and Design
  • Understanding the world.

If you click on the curriculum plan below you can see an example of our learning in the different areas.

Our learning starts each term with a big topic question.  So far this year we have found out...

  • Why do squirrels hide their nuts ?
  • Why do leaves go crispy and what happens when we sleep at night?

In the new year we will be asking...

Why is it icy...? and read me a story.

Did dinosaurs exist?

Do cows drink milk?

Who lives in a rock pool?

The children love to explore, learn and inspire others with their big question learning.