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Foundation Stage

The Foundation Stage Curriculum aims to provide learning opportunities that will underpin all future learning.  It starts when a child becomes three years old and continues until the end of the Reception Year.  Your children have already learnt a great deal by the time they start in the Infant School and so we seek to provide them with every opportunity to deepen their understanding and extend their learning.  Well-planned play is a key way in which your child will learn with enjoyment and challenge during this time.

The Foundation Stage Curriculum is organised into six areas of learning:

  • personal,  social and emotional development;
  • language and literacy;
  • mathematical development;
  • knowledge and understanding of the world;
  • physical development;
  • creative development.

It is expected that by the end of the Reception Year,  your child will have attained the Early Learning Goals in each area.