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Foundation Stage Curriculum

Foundation Stage curriculum

At La Mare de Carteret Primary School we aim to make the transition into full-time school life as smooth as possible for children and their carers.  Families are welcomed into school long before the start of the academic year as we like to get to know our children before they join us full-time in September.


Our Reception teachers aim to provide an exciting and challenging curriculum for the youngest members of our school community.  The Reception year is the final year of the Foundation Stage and the curriculum is based on the following areas of learning:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Communication and Language

  • Physical Development

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding the World

  • Expressive Arts and Design


We understand that children learn best through play and we offer learning opportunities through our continuous provision (this includes activities such as sand and water play, construction toys, role-play and playdough).  We know how much children love to be outdoors and our children are always able to enjoy our outdoor spaces.  We are lucky to be able to offer Forest Schools sessions as well.  


As the Reception year progresses, we aim to provide a balance of individual, group work and whole-class teaching. By the end of the Reception year, children are well-prepared for their transition into Year One and more formal learning.


Our children love to share their learning with families during Stay and Play sessions and Open Afternoons.  We look forward to welcoming you soon!