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Early Years

What to expect in the Early Years

Transition Policy

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

  • Physical Development

  • Personal, Social and Emotional


4 Specific Areas

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding the World

  • Expressive Arts and Design


 All areas are important and interconnected


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.