Foundation Stage Curriculum
Our Early Years Foundation Stage seeks to provide a secure foundation for all future learning, giving our children the skills to thrive and succeed with confidence and independence across the curriculum.
The Early Years Foundation Stage comprises of three Prime Areas and four Specific Areas.
Areas of Learning and Development
Prime Areas Specific Areas
Personal, Social and Emotional Development Literacy
Physical Development Maths
Communication and Language Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
At Acre Heads, each of the seven areas of learning are implemented through a combination of planned and child-initiated play opportunities within the indoor and outdoor provision. The Early Years Foundation Stage also embraces three Characteristics of Learning.
Characteristics of Effective Learning
Playing and exploring – engagement
Active learning – motivation
Creating and thinking critically – thinking
The Characteristics of Learning are at the heart of our Early Years Foundation Stage and are promoted to support children’s development into self-sufficient and confident learners. Our children are encouraged to use skills such as evaluating and reasoning within their learning and play, to collaborate and share thoughts and ideas with others, and to persevere when things get difficult.
Please click on the Video files below to see how we implement the areas of learning and development (please ensure your sound is on).
New Starters Information video.
Our areas of learning and development in action.