Welcome to the Foundation Stage

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Welcome to the Foundation Stage

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

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