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Foundation stage 1

F1 Progression Document

Teaching and Learning in the Foundation Stage


The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum provides the basis for teaching and learning, and this is focussed on 4 key principles:


  • Every child is a unique child
  • Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships
  • Children learn and develop well in enabling environments
  • Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates


The areas of learning and development are:


Prime areas (focussed on especially in Nursery)

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development


Specific areas

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the world
  • Expressive arts and design


The curriculum is delivered through a long-term plan specifically designed for the Nursery children, based on key themes, celebrations and stories. A summary of each half-term’s theme and learning focus is sent home at the beginning of each half term, and is also available to view on the school’s website. The curriculum is based around the 7 key features of effective practice.


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