Hollymount School

Hollymount School
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Foundation Stage

The early learning goals and the educational programmes are set out in the “Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage” document: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-years-foundation-stage-framework--2

The introduction to the statutory document states that:

Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.

There are seven areas of learning and development that must shape educational programmes in early years settings. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. These three areas, the prime areas, are:

  • communication and language;
  • physical development; and
  • personal, social and emotional development.

The three prime areas are strengthened and applied through the specific areas:

  • literacy;
  • mathematics;
  • understanding the world; and
  • expressive arts and design.

At Hollymount Primary School we aim to develop and broaden the range of children's learning experiences, to leave them confident, eager and enthusiastic learners who are looking forward to school. We hope to play our part by treating your child as an individual and offering him/her a variety of experiences and activities which are designed to further their development process.

If you have any questions about the curriculum we follow at Hollymount please contact your child's class teacher.

You can also find out more by following these links:

  “Welcome to the FSU” booklet  

 Medium term plans for 2015-16

PDF icon The FS Phonics Handbook 

PDF icon KS1 Maths Workshop Handout