At Bishop Henderson C of E School we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum during the first year of school. The curriculum consists of 7 areas of learning, 3 of which are prime areas and 4 are specific areas.
|Prime areas||Specific Areas|
|Self confidence and Self Awareness||Reading|
|Managing Feelings and Behaviour||Writing|
|Communication and Language||Mathematics|
|Listening and Attention||Numbers|
|Understanding||Shape Space and measure|
|Understanding the World|
|People and Communities|
|Moving and Handling||The World|
|Health and Self Care||Technology|
|Expressive Arts and Design|
|Exploring and using Media and Materials|
The prime areas of learning underpin learning and development in the other specific areas. With this in mind, we start our year with a focus on the prime areas as the children settle into school, and then into classes, after a few weeks. In particular, we focus on children's social development and communication skills. School routines are established over a number of weeks, in order to introduce new opportunities gradually, such as Read Write inc (the teaching of synthetic phonics) PE, Forest School, French and Computing lessons. Throughout the year children have a variety of child-initiated and adult directed learning opportunities, both indoors and outdoors, utilising our creative area, courtyard and garden.
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