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