Foundation Stage Curriculum

At Beaumont, the aim is to provide the very best possible start to every child’s education and enable them to fulfil their potential.

A stimulating, secure environment is provided, where children are encouraged to develop key learning skills. A broad-based, high quality curriculum is provided to all pupils based on the guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage English & Maths National Curriculum.

Well-planned, structured activities and opportunities for children to discover and be curious are provided within the classroom and outdoor learning area.

There are seven areas of learning and development. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. These three areas are known as the prime areas:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

The four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied are:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Early Years Foundation stage staff (Class Teacher and Teaching Assistant) plan and work closely together. They regularly observe and assess learning to inform the next steps in teaching.

Before children start in Reception, a home visit is offered to new parents to our school, to be able to talk informally with the Early Years Foundation Stage staff. The open morning gives each child the chance to explore the opportunities and activities in the Reception Class before starting school.