This is the first stage of the National Curriculum focusing on the distinct needs
of children to the end of the reception year in the Primary School.
Foundation Stage Learning has seven learning Areas. The prime areas,
particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for leaning,
and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive, are:
- communication and language
- physical development
- personal, social and emotional development
We, also, support children in the following specific areas:
- literacy, mathematics, understanding the world and expressive arts and design
The indoor and outdoor areas are organised to give children plenty of space to move around, to work
on the floor and on the tabletops, individually and in smaller and larger groups. Resources are well
organised and labelled so that children know where to find what they need and can be independent.
The adult at Leapfrogs supports children’s learning by observing the child at play and then by planning
to extend and develop the child’s spontaneous play. Through this supported play, children can explore,
develop and use their curiosity and imagination to help them make sense of the world in a secure
environment. They practise skills, build up ideas and concepts, think creatively and imaginatively and
communicate with others as they investigate and solve problems.
We recognise that parents/carers are their children’s first and enduring educators and understand
their children better than anyone else. By sharing information about their children’s interests, strengths
and needs, parents can help us plan activities that will capture their interests and fire
their imagination and enthusiasm. This helps children make good progress in
their learning. Parents can write things in their child’s diary, speak to their
child’s Key Person and use special chat times during the year.
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