Foundation Stage

In the Foundation Stage classes (Reception and Nursery) we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum covers the following areas:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design


Children will develop their skills and further their learning in these areas by taking part in teaching sessions and practical activities that address one or more of these areas. Children in the Foundation Stage also have regular opportunities to undertake independent self-directed learning in the classroom as well as outdoors in the nursery garden when they can select from activities such as role play, construction, small world toys, book corners, programmable toys, climbing equipment etc.

Learning is focused on different themes and topics. Many of the activities the children undertake during the school day will relate to the theme or topic. Children can re-enforce their learning by playing in a role play areas linked to the topics.

All children in the Foundation Stage participate in our whole school themed weeks and days. Please click here to view our Wow Factor to see our curriculum in action.

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For further information about the Early Years curriculum please click to see our School Brochure or visit this website

Contact details

Carlton Avenue, Shelton Lock, Derby, Derbyshire DE24 9EJ

01332 700 353