The Foundation Stage Curriculum
Children in Year R follow a curriculum based on the Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage. This allows children to work towards the Early Learning Goals in all seven curriculum areas.
The curriculum for children in Year R classes is known as The Early Years Foundation Stage. This leads on to the National Curriculum that children begin in Year 1.
The curriculum is broken up into 2 main areas – Prime and Specific and then these areas are then broken up into smaller areas.
The Prime Areas are:
The Specific Areas are:
At William Austin Infants we ensure all these areas are covered and plan a balance of child-initiated and adult led activities linked to these areas both inside and out in the following topics:
Autumn 1- Traditional Stories & Myself
Autumn 2- People Who Help Us & Keeping Healthy
Spring 1- Environments and Bears
Spring 2- Shape & Measure
Summer 1- Instructions & The Gingerbread Man
Summer 2- Animals