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The Foundation Stage Curriculum at Westmoor Primary

The Foundation Stage Curriculum Information

Planning throughout Foundation Stage is directly linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage documentation.


Statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.

What to expect in the Early Years Foundation Stage: a guide for parents

Parent and carer survey 2021/22


Planning focuses upon children's interests, developmental areas and needs. The seven areas of learning and development shape educational programmes, and all areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. The areas of learning and development are implemented through planned, purposeful play and through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activity.


Every half term, an area of interest is selected that may foster the children's interests. Through a number of introductory activities and discussions, teachers then begin to plan a topic that particularly focuses upon the children's interests. Key areas for learning, reflecting upon prior learning and assessments, lead the weekly planning.


As the children progress into Reception, detailed Numeracy and Literacy weekly planning sheets are also created, outlining the main objectives, differentiated learning, teacher led activities, independent activities and opportunities for child initiated learning within this area of learning taking place during the week. These also include the short daily teacher input such as learning to read and maths talk.

Learning to Read is one of the most important things your child will do during their early years at Westmoor. We place a high importance on reading, as it is the gateway to the whole curriculum and to a lifetime of learning. We use a highly successful reading scheme, Read Write Inc, to support your child in their reading journey in Foundation Stage. Please click here to find out more about Read Write Inc. 

Welcome to Reception

If your child is starting Reception please click here for some useful information

Welcome to Nursery

If your child is starting Nursery please click the video below for a virtual tour


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