Foundation Stage Curriculum

Children in our Reception classes follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and much of the teaching and learning is done through play based and child initiated activities both inside and outdoors. Taking the children’s interests as a starting point, the teachers plan a variety of activities designed to develop and extend children’s learning and understanding.

Our curriculum enables us to tailor the education of each child by identifying and planning for their next steps of development through both the prime and the specific areas of learning.

The prime areas are:

Communication and Language

Physical Development

Person, Social and Emotional Development

The specific areas are:



Understanding the World

Expressive Arts and Design

Additional curriculum resources

We teach phonics to pupils on a daily basis using the ‘Jolly Phonics’ scheme.

  • Jolly Phonics – Jolly Phonics is a fun and child centred approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics.

Information booklets for parents

Useful websites