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"Enjoy , Believe , Achieve"

Our Curriculum – FS2

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:

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 got a sticker because I came in all by myself and that makes me happy!”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “I always want to be here; we build bat caves and learn letters and sounds.”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “I’m happy because I can play with my friends.”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “It’s good because we have nice food and fresh water and some people in poor places don’t.”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “I like it because it’s fun. We read a book and grow plants and flowers.”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “I like my teachers; they play with me and learn me numbers.”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “It’s the bestest place because we get to learn every day!”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “I’ve got my teachers. They’re nice and help me to learn.”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “You get to play every day… and build; I like building!”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “We go to Rainbow Room to learn to read letters”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “I love working with our children in FS2! Seeing them excited to learn and succeed at new challenges is an experience I feel lucky to be part of every single day!”  

    Mrs Musgrave, FS2
  • “I enjoy having lots of fun with the children and staff in our Foundation Stage environment and visiting places like Build-a-Bear and Normanby. It’s fantastic to see how much the children grow in confidence and independence and are ready to start Y1”  

    Mrs May, FS2
  • “FS2 is so much fun! It is wonderful to watch the children flourish as we go through the year”  

    Mrs Tyerman, FS2


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