There are 3 prime areas and 4 specific areas of learning in the Foundation Stage framework curriculum.
The Prime Areas are:
• Personal, Social and Emotional Development
• Communication and Language
• Physical Development
The Specific Areas are:
• Understanding the World
• Expressive Arts and Design
In the Prime Areas children will learn to:-
• Share, take turns and develop respect for each other.
• Make friends and become confident independent learners.
• Behave appropriately when playing with others.
• Listen to others and understand spoken language.
• Learn new words rapidly and use them in conversations.
• Join in conversations with adults and children.
• Develop control of their bodies using both large scale movements such as running and jumping, and small scale movements such as holding pencils and using scissors.
In the Specific Areas children will learn to:-
• Enjoy sharing books and stories with adults and friends.
• Read words and simple sentences
• Draw, make marks, write letters and words.
• Count accurately groups of objects and recognise numerals.
• Add, subtract and problem solve during practical activities.
• Use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, distance, time and money.
• Look closely at how things work, why things happen, living things and the natural world.
• Use ICT equipment, e.g.. programmable toys and computers.
• Be imaginative, sing songs, dance and create fantastic models, drawings and paintings.
Each day your child will take part in a literacy, numeracy, phonic and topic sessions which are carefully planned and tailored to what they need to learn and to allow them to progress to the next stage.
Play - Choosing Time
Children in the Foundation Stage learn through play based activities that are fun and enjoyable. Activities are carefully planned by adults to match what children need to learn. We keep careful progress records for each child which are linked to the Development Matters in the Foundation Stage Guidance.