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Welcome to the Foundation Stage

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Introduction to Reception class Foundation stage

Introduction to Reception class Foundation stage

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  • 1. Welcome to the Foundation Stage Curriculum Evening 2008
  • 2. What is the Foundation Stage?
    • It is for children aged 3-5 and covers the years they spend from the beginning of Nursery to the end of the Foundation Stage.
  • 3. The Curriculum
    • Needs to offer a range of experiences
    • Needs to encourage independence
    • Needs to ensure that the children are active in their learning through play and first hand experiences
  • 4. Early Learning Goals
    • Set out what most children are expected to achieve by the end of the Foundation Stage
    • There are 6 broad areas of learning
  • 5. Areas of Learning
    • Communication, Language and Literacy (CLL)
    • Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy (PSRN)
    • Knowledge and Understanding of the World (KUW)
    • Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)
    • Creative Development (CD)
    • Physical Development (PD)
  • 6. Communication, Language and Literacy
    • Language for communication and thinking
    • Linking sounds and letters
    • Reading
    • Writing
  • 7. Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
    • Numbers for labels and for counting
    • Calculating
    • Shape, space and measures
  • 8. Knowledge and Understanding of the World
    • Identifies similarities and differences when exploring and observing
    • Asks questions about why things happen and how things work
    • Finds out about the past and present events in own life
    • Science, History, Geography
    • DT
    • ICT
    • RE
  • 9. Personal, Social and Emotional Development
    • Dispositions and attitudes
    • Social development
    • Emotional development
  • 10. Creative Development
    • Sings simple songs from memory
    • Explores colour and shape
    • Uses imagination in art, music, dance and role play
    • Creates simple representations of events, people and objects
  • 11. Physical Development
    • Moves confidently and with control
    • Can show good fine motor control when holding a pencil, threading etc.
    • Handles tools and equipment safely and with control
    • Recognises the importance of keeping healthy
  • 12.
    • All the six subjects are interrelated
  • 13. Foundation Stage Profile
    • Assesses children’s progress towards the Early Learning Goals
    • It is a process of continuous assessment primarily through observation
    • Scales 1-9
  • 14.
    • Thank you for coming

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