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Foundation Phase Information


The Foundation Phase is the statutory curriculum for all 3 to 7 year olds in Wales. It encourages children to be creative, imaginative and makes learning more enjoyable and more effective.


Classes enter the Foundation Phase in the Nursery and leave at the end of Year 2. In year 1 and 2 our pupils are placed in to mixed age classes


Children will be given opportunities to explore the world around them and understand how things work by taking part in practical activities relevant to their developmental stage. They will be challenged through practical activities and develop their thinking with open-ended questions. Children will be encouraged to explore concepts and share ideas for solving problems.


The Foundation Phase has 7 Areas of Learning which are delivered through practical activities and active learning experiences both indoors and outdoors. The Areas of Learning are:


  • Personal and Social Development, Well-being and Cultural Diversity
  • Language, Literacy and Communication Skills
  • Mathematical Development
  • Welsh Language Development
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World
  • Physical Development
  • Creative Development.