In the Foundation Stage there are six areas of learning:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development This is critical for very young children in all aspects of their lives. It is also a prerequisite for their success in all other areas of learning.
Communication, Language & Literacy This depends on learning and being competent in a number of key skills, together with having the confidence, opportunity, encouragement, support and disposition to use them. This area of learning includes speaking and listening in different situations and for different purposes, reading a range of simple texts and writing for a variety of purposes.
Problem solving, Reasoning & Numeracy Includes counting, sorting, matching, seeking patterns and working with numbers, shapes, spaces and measures.
Knowledge and Understanding of the World In this area of learning, children are developing the skills, knowledge and understanding that help them to make sense of the world. This forms the foundation for later work in science, history, geography design and technology, and information and communication technology.
Physical Development At this stage, young children grow rapidly. They develop confidence and control of the way they move and the way they handle tools and equipment. They need to be active and to move about in order to develop many of these fundamental skills.
Creative Development Creativity is fundamental to successful learning. The aspects covered in this area of learning include art, music, dance, role play and imaginative play. Being creative enables children to make connections between one area of learning and another and so extend their understanding.
For more information on the Foundation Stage please contact the Nursery.