South Ossett Infants’ Academy Curriculum – Foundation Stage

We follow the new Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum which has prime and specific areas. Prime areas being:

Personal Social and Emotional Development

  • Making Relationships
  • Self Confidence and Self Awareness
  • Managing Feelings and Behaviour

Physical Development

  • Moving and Handling
  • Health and Safe Care

Communication and Language Development

  • Listening and Attention
  • Understanding
  • Speaking

We believe it is essential for the prime areas to be fully developed before the children can begin to develop in the specific areas of:

Literacy Development

  • Reading
  • Writing

Mathematical Development

  • Numbers
  • Space Shape and Measures

Understanding of the World

  • People and Communities
  • The World
  • Technology

Expressive Arts and Design

  • Exploring and using media and materials
  • Being Imaginative