The Foundation Stage curriculum is designed for children aged 3 to 5 years. It is followed in Nursery and Reception classes. It is divided into seven areas of learning.
1. Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
2. Communication and Language.
3. Physical Development.
6. Understanding the world
7. Expressive arts and design
Teachers plan activities which will enable the children to learn through play by investigating and problem solving. The activities are balanced between:-
Adult focused activities -
Child choice activities -
Independent activities -
Children make outstanding progress in the Early Years Foundation Stage because teaching, leadership and management are all outstanding for this age group.
Ofsted report 2013
The curriculum builds into the individual child’s ‘Learning Journey’ which forms a record of the child’s progress. Adults working with the children make regular observations which are recorded and form part of the child’s Learning Profile. Parents are also encouraged to add to this profile with their own observations.
The Learning Environment includes well-
Regular meetings with parents and teaching staff are held to ensure that parents can share and celebrate their child’s ‘Learning Journey’. Induction arrangements ensure that parents are introduced to the type of activities their children will encounter at school so that they can help and support their child’s learning. Reception teachers visit Nursery children and Year 1 teachers visit Reception classes towards the end of the school year to ensure a smooth transition.
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