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South Ossett Infants’ Academy Curriculum – Foundation Stage

We follow the new Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum which has prime and specific areas. Prime areas being:

Personal Social and Emotional Development

    • Making Relationships
    • Self Confidence and Self Awareness
    • Managing Feelings and Behaviour


Physical Development

    • Moving and Handling
    • Health and Safe Care


Communication and Language Development

    • Listening and Attention
    • Understanding
    • Speaking

We believe it is essential for the prime areas to be fully developed before the children can begin to develop in the specific areas of:

Literacy Development

    • Reading
    • Writing


Mathematical Development

    • Numbers
    • Space Shape and Measures


Understanding of the World

    • People and Communities
    • The World
    • Technology


Expressive Arts and Design

    • Exploring and using media and materials
    • Being Imaginative