Our Aims in the Foundation Stage
The first year of school is a very special time for all of the children and at Collingtree CEVA Primary School we aim to make them feel happy, secure and confident within their learning environment. The children will continue to complete the Foundation Stage Curriculum during the Reception Year. This will underpin all future learning by supporting, fostering, promoting and developing the children’s skills and understanding across the six areas of learning.
The six areas of learning are:
- Emotional Development Communication
- Literacy Problem Solving
- Reasoning and Numeracy Knowledge
- Understanding of the World Physical Development Creative Development.
Within each area of learning the children can achieve goals at various levels that are appropriate to them. These levels take into account any previous educational experiences.
Our approach to learning emphasises the importance of play and social development. The children are given opportunities to be involved in a wide range of activities where they can explore and investigate. They are encouraged to experiment with a variety of materials, to ask questions and discuss what they are doing. Directed activities will take place in small groups with the teacher or another adult guiding the children. The children will be encouraged to contribute to discussions, to interact and co-operate with others. The children will also be encouraged to grow in independence, to take responsibility for organising their belongings and become increasingly involved in school routines.
You can help them by:
- Encouraging them to remember their belongings
- To take care of their belongings themselves
- To be independent in toileting before they come to school
- To be as independent as possible when dressing and undressing themselves before they begin school.
In Northamptonshire children are able to attend school from four years onwards. It is therefore important to remember that they will develop at different rates and will begin school with a wide range of experiences and skills. As previously mentioned, the Foundation Stage is vital to a child’s education. At Collingtree CEVA Primary School we want to make it a rewarding and pleasurable experience.