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Mundella Primary School

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    In the Foundation Stage children learn primarily thorugh play.  This can be indoors and outside in all weathers!

    These are the Prime areas of learning:

    Communication and language development

    This involves giving children opportunities to speak and listen in a range of situations and to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves.

    Physical development

    This involves providing opportunities for children to be active and interactive, and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food

    Personal, social and emotional development

    This involves helping children to:

    • develop a positive sense of themselves and others
    • form positive relationships and develop respect for others
    • develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings
    • understand appropriate behaviour in groups
    • have confidence in their own abilities

    These are the Specific areas of learning:


    This involves encouraging children to read and write, both through listening to others reading, and being encouraged to begin to read and write themselves. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials such as books, poems, and other written materials to ignite their interest. Mathematics

    This involves providing children with opportunities to:

    • practise and improve their skills in counting numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems
    • describe shapes, spaces, and measures

    Understanding of the world

    This involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

    Expressive arts and design

    This involves supporting children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials. It involves providing children with opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role play, and design and technology.