Foundation Stage

Our curriculum planning focuses on the Early Learning Goals and on developing children’s skills and experiences, as set out in the Early Years Curriculum. Our school fully supports the principle that young children learn through play and by engaging in well-planned structured activities. Teaching in the Early Years class builds on the experiences of the children in their preschool learning. We build positive partnerships with pre-school providers through visits by the Foundation Stage leader to feeder nurseries and through other professional liaison. During the Foundation Stage, the teacher makes continual observations to maintain records of the children’s progress. These assessments form an important part of the future curriculum planning for each child and are shared with staff, parents and carers as well as the Governing Body. We are well aware that all children need the support of parents, carers and local community, in addition to teachers to make good progress in school. We strive to build positive links with the families of each child by keeping them informed about their child’s progress through our online sharing platform, Tapestry.

The Curriculum specifies the requirement for learning and development in the Early Years and provides specific areas of learning we must cover.

These areas are:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Pupils have daily access to the extensive outdoor area, as well as continuous provision, which is planned effectively through play based activities and teacher led experiences to meet pupils' needs.

Foundation 1

Class Teacher

Miss F Stone

Teaching Assistants

Mrs A Sheen

Mrs S Gatward

Foundation 2

Class Teacher

Mrs K Bryan

Teaching Assistants

Mrs J Goodship

Mrs Z Hull