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Foundation Phase

Foundation Phase - Infants

The 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 Infants, the areas of learning are not discrete subject areas but rather integrated and overlapping areas of experience.

 

The seven areas 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 and Year 2             1.00 p.m.        to         3.25 p.m.

Pupils should not arrive in school before 8.45 a.m. The Infant classes open their doors at 8.50 a.m. and close them at 9 a.m, by which time all children should be in ready to begin registration.

We politely ask that parents/carers leave the school as soon as the bell is rung at 9 a.m. The gates are locked promptly after this time. Any latecomers are asked to go to the main school office and be signed in by an appropriate adult and reason for lateness noted. 

 

For Health & Safety reasons pupils are not permitted to play ball games, or use school equipment, before or after the school day. Any parent who allows this does so at their own risk. No bikes, scooters, heelys, skateboards etc are to be used or ridden on the school grounds either. As the children move on to the Reception class we advise that parents leave them to 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 a 'picking up arrangements form' to ensure that teachers are aware of the adults that have permission to pick up the pupils.

At the end of the day, all pupils in the Infants [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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