Foundation Stage Curriculum
What your child will do in Froglets Nursery and in Reception
We will promote care, learning and play through planned experiences and activities that are challenging but achievable. We will:
- Build positive relationships with adults and other children;
- Encourage children to try activities and explore and experiment;
- Support children’s learning;
- Organise resources to reflect the ages and abilities of children;
- Practice inclusion;
- Encourage social, emotional and personal development;
- Work towards the Early Learning Goals
The Foundation stage starts when they begin in the Nursery class and finishes when they leave the Reception class. During their time in the Foundation Stage, your children will be following the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.
The curriculum is split into seven areas of learning. The seven areas are:
- Personal, social and emotional development
this includes helping them to develop independence, self-confidence, their relationships with others, self-control and self-esteem.
- Communication and Language
this includes developing their speaking and listening skills, as well as their understanding.
- Physical development
this includes developing their fine motor skills, such as using tools, scissors, etc, as well as their PE lessons.
this includes using phonics to teach them to read and write.
this includes developing their counting skills, calculating skills and an understanding of shape, space and measures
- Understanding the World
this includes the areas of science, ICT, geography, history, RE and design and technology.
- Expressive Arts and Design
this includes art, music, dance, drama and developing their use of imagination.
The activities are planned around a central topic, so that most things are linked. The majority of your child’s learning will take place through play-based activities, with some guided activities with the class teacher and LSA (Learning Support Assistant) to support and further your child’s learning. Young children are much happier when they are ‘doing’ and they remember much more when they have actually found things out for themselves, rather than being told.
At the beginning of each term you will receive an overview of the work to be covered in that term. There will also be a parent’s evening each term, where you will have the chance to discuss your child’s progress with their class teacher. You will also have the opportunity to come into the classroom once a term after school to look at your child’s learning file.
We use Tapestry, an online assessment system that also creates a journal of your child’s learning which you can access at home. You will receive a log in for this once your child has started in Froglets or Reception.