The Foundation Stage at Walker School
Learning Through Play
There are 7 areas of development in the Early Years curriculum
3 Prime Areas
Communication and Language
Personal, Social and Emotional
4 Specific Areas
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
All areas are important and interconnected
The children work towards 2 Early Learning Goals which are assessed in the Summer Term and then they are judged as emerging (1), expected (2) or exceeding (3) the expectations of the Foundation Stage.
Learning takes place through carefully planned, play-based learning opportunities, both inside the classroom and also in our specially designated outdoor play area.
Each child will have 3 focus weeks during their time in Reception. This process gives the teacher and the child more explicit one to one time to play, learn and develop together. At the end of the focus week we invite the parents in to school to discuss and share the work of the child.