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Foundation Stage

The Foundation Stage Curriculum

The Foundation Stage curriculum is divided into seven areas:

  • Communication and Language – opportunities for children to express themselves, speak and listen.
  • Physical Development – opportunities for children to be active and interactive, and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement, as well as their self-care and healthy food choices.
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development – building and maintaining relationships, self-confidence, self-awareness and managing feelings / behaviours.
  • Literacy – encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to learn to read and write.
  • Mathematics – opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, addition and subtraction and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.
  • Understanding the World – guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community.
  • Expressive Arts and Design – enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media.


At Sky ACE Academy, we will use the synthetic phonics program ‘Read Write Inc’ (www.ruthmiskin.com).  This a highly successful, cohesive and creative approach to teaching children to read and write and is used by many schools up and down the country.