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Our Curriculum – FS1

There are seven areas of learning and development. Three areas (prime areas) are crucial for igniting children’s learning, for building their capacity to learn and form relationships. The other four areas (specific areas) include essential skills and knowledge for children to participate successfully in society.

Below are links to a PDF version of FS1 iBook. If you would like one of the iBooks downloaded onto an apple iPad please speak to a member of Foundation Stage.

For younger children in Foundation Stage further details of our School Curriculum can be found here:

For younger children in Foundation Stage further details of our School Curriculum can be found here:

Personal, Social and Emotional

  • Making Relationships
  • Self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Managing feelings and behaviours

Children develop a positive sense of themselves and others. They make good relationships and develop respect for others. They learn how to manage their feelings and to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.

Communication and Language

  • Listening and Attention
  • Speaking
  • Understanding

Children are given opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.

Physical Development

  • Moving and Handling
  • Health and Self-care

Children are given opportunities to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. They are helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.


  • Reading
  • Writing

Children link sounds and letters and begin to read and write. They are given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.



  • Numbers
  • Shapes, space & measure

Children are provided with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.

Understanding the World

  • People and Communities
  • The World
  • Technology

Children are guided to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.


Expressive Arts and Design

  • Exploring and using media and materials
  • Being Imaginative

Children explore and play with a wide range of media and materials. Opportunities are provided for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, dance, movement, role play, and design and technology.

  • "I like to come to Nursery to be with all of my friends' "  

    Matilda, FS1
  • "Our Nursery is good because we have lots of toys."  

    Jessica, FS1
  • "I like Nursery because it helped me to learn to listen."  

    Sonny, FS1
  • "Why do you enjoy coming to Nursery?" 'Playing on the computers is fun!'  

    Daniel, FS1


Normanby Primary School

Flatts Lane



Contact Details

Contact: Tina Hart

Tel: 01642 469529

Fax: 01642 467778

Normanby Primary School is a part of the Ironstone Academy Trust (A Company Limited by Guarantee)
Company Registration Number: 09040348 | Company Address: Normanby Primary School, Flatts Lane, Normanby, Middlesbrough, TS6 0PN