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Foundation Phase

Our Foundation Phase curriculum is implemented from Nursery to Year 2

 

In 2008, a new framework was put into place called the Foundation Phase . Within The Foundation Phase, the areas of learning are not discrete subject areas but rather integrated and overlapping areas of experience.

 

The seven area of learning are:

  • Personal and Social Development, Well- Being and Cultural Diversity.
  • Language, Literacy and Communication Skills.
  • Mathematical Development.
  • Welsh Language Development.
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World.
  • Physical Development.
  • Creative Development.

 

This curriculum offers children opportunities to be creatively involved in their own learning which must build on what they already know and can do, their interests and what they understand. Active Learning enhances and extends children's development.

 

 

 

 

The School Day

 

The School Day is organised as follows:

 

                                    Morning Session:               9.00 a.m.        to         12 noon

                       

                                    Afternoon Session:          

                                    Reception                              1.00 p.m.        to         3.20 p.m.

                                    Year 1 & Year 2                    1.00 p.m.        to         3.25 p.m.

Pupils should not arrive in school before 8.45 a.m. Pupils will be admitted into their classes at 8.50 a.m. in the Foundation Phase. 

For Health & Safety reasons pupils are not permitted to play ball games, or use school equipment, before and after school hours. Any parent who allows this does so at their own risk. As the children move on to the Reception Class we advise that parents leave them enter the building on their own in order to encourage them to become more independent.

 

End of day safeguarding

 

All parents are required to fill in the form within the starter pack, to ensure teachers are aware of the adults that have permission to pick up the pupils.

At the end of the day, all pupils in the Foundation Phase [Nursery to Year 2], must be collected by a parent or named person. All children are instructed to remain in the building until they are collected.

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