There are 6 main areas of focus
Children are assessed using the Foundation Stage profile, to see what they can do in their first year at school. Targets are then set for the children to work towards achieving.
The curriculum for the Foundation is flexible in order to cater for children who can read, write and count as well as those whose main need is security and whose main achievement will be a degree of independence. Much of the work is through direct play activities which are teacher led, as well as child directed activities. The children are helped towards a sense of autonomy, to communicate their ideas orally and on paper. They will have considerable experience with books, learning to recognise letters and words, understanding that books communicate meaning in a variety of ways as well as enjoying the pleasure of sharing books with a friend. The children will also use a variety of materials and media to develop fine motor skills with simple tools.