Infant School

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Year R Curriculum Information

The Early Years Curriculum


Daily activities cover three prime and four specific areas of learning and are taught through topics.


  • Personal, Social and Emotional development

This area focuses on helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves and others.


  • Communication and Language

This area involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment and to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves.


  • Physical Development

This involves providing opportunities for children to be very active and interactive and develop their coordination, control and movement.


  • Literacy

This involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters, to begin to read and to write.


  • Mathematics

Focuses on numbers, shape, space and measure.


  • Understanding the World

Children engage in activities and talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of their family members, make observations about their own environment and about animals and plants.


  • Expressive Arts and Design

Children will be able to sing, dance and safely use a variety of materials to experiment with colour, design, and texture.