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Greenfield Primary School

Imagine, Believe, Succeed

Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five. This may take place in a variety of settings including nursery classes, pre-school playgroups and with registered child minders, as well as in the school reception class.


Teaching is based on securing progress towards Early Learning Goals, which indicate what is expected of most children by the end of the foundation stage. These goals are contained within the following areas of learning and development:-


Three Prime Areas

·         Personal, Social and Emotional Development

·         Physical Development

·         Communication and Language


Four Specific Areas

·         Literacy

·         Mathematics

·         Understanding of the World

·         Expressive Arts and Design


In addition there is a focus on the characteristics of Effective Learning which are:

·         Playing and Exploring

·         Active Learning

·         Creating and Thinking Critically


At Greenfield Primary School we build on what our children already know and can do and have lots of exciting things happening in the foundation stage.


We offer a structure for learning that has a range of starting points and a content that matches the needs of young children. We also provide opportunities for learning indoors and outdoors.