Early Years Curriculum Foundation Stage (FS 1 & FS 2)

EYFS Framework encompasses 7 Areas of Learning

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework sets out the standards for development, learning and care of children from the age of three to five. It is important that all children are given the opportunity to experience the best possible start to their education.

At AICS, children are welcomed to the school by caring teachers who plan fun-filled and engaging activities for them. Our teachers ensure that the transition from home to school is smooth and truly enjoyable.

Within the FS1 and FS2, learning experiences of the highest quality are planned, considering children’s needs and achievements and the range of learning experiences that will help them make progress. Well-planned play is a key way in which children learn with enjoyment and challenge, both within the indoor and outdoor learning environments.

Children at this age are introduced to Literacy and Mathematics and encouraged to deepen their curiosity about the world around us. Our programs in phonics and writing strengthen the children’s foundation and help them participate confidently in individual and group activities.

Our purpose is to make a difference and bring about the best in each child. Therefore, we explore creative ways for children in the FS to develop their confidence, communication skills, and cognitive and motor abilities.

Our activity-based and thematic planning encourages participation from all groups of learners. Our emphasis on language learning encourages each child to be a reader, writer, and storyteller in the languages exposed to at school. The Foundation Stage prepares children for learning in Key Stage 1 and is consistent with the National Curriculum