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Early Years Foundation Stage

The Foundation Stage at Wickhambreaux CEP School caters for Reception children aged 4-5 years. It is a stand-alone year group which offers a holistic, topic based approach to learning delivered through the Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

Requirements are divided into two areas. Prime Areas and Specific Areas.


Prime Areas:

Prime Areas support the development of children’s confidence, resilience and health, which are pivotal in our school Christian ethos.

Prime Areas are also central to learning and development. These are delivered in carefully planned experiences in both our indoor and outdoor environments and include:

-Communication and Language Development.

-Physical Development.

-Personal, Social and Emotional Development.

Specific Areas:

Specific Areas are planned for at Wickhambreaux every day. They are delivered at structured times within the day and mirror a whole school approach. These include:



Letters and Sounds phonics.

Every Child a Reader.

Sounds Write and Cursive Script.


Singapore Maths.

-Understanding the World

Empiribox Science.

-Expressive Arts and Design

Jolly Music.

Sing Up.

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