Early Years Foundation Stage

The foundation stage begins when children reach the age of three and continues until the age of five. The foundation stage aims to provide children with a wealth of experiences to take their learning forward. It provides opportunities for all children to succeed. Monitoring each child’s progress throughout the foundation stage, ensures that their achievements are recognised and celebrated.

The curriculum for the foundation stage underpins all future learning by supporting, fostering, promoting and developing children’s individual ability. The first year of the foundation stage is spent in our Nursery setting. The second year in Reception completes this foundation stage.

The Early Years curriculum is organised into three prime areas of learning:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development 
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development

And the following 4 specific areas

  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • Expressive Art and Design
  • Understanding the World

Both the Nursery and Reception classrooms are divided into smaller spaces which promote specific areas of learning; with opportunities for role play, writing and creativity. Children access to outdoor and indoor play areas.

When children start in Reception, the Induction Evening provides a wealth of additional information regarding the Foundation Stage Curriculum for our parents. 

“Extensive data indicates that the children make good progress in all areas of learning, including their personal development, exceeding expected standards when entering Year 1.”                        

Ofsted, September 2007

Office Contact: Mrs P Jackson

St Wilfrid's Church of England

Primary Academy.

Rectory Lane, Standish,

Wigan WN6 0XB


Tel: 01257423992

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