RB Enfys - Mrs Nicholas
RB Seren - Miss Brunt

The Foundation Phase places great emphasis on children learning by doing. Young children are given more opportunities to gain first hand experiences through play and active involvement rather than completing exercises in books. Through their play, children practice and consolidate their learning, play with ideas, experiment, take risks, solve problems, and make decisions. They are given time to develop speaking and listening skills and to become confident in introductory reading and writing skills, through the Read, Write Inc programme and other literacy activities. Mathematics is more practical, the children use cups in Maths Makes Sense so that children can see how problems are solved and how important mathematics is in their everyday lives. There is more emphasis on children understanding how things work and on finding different ways to solve problems. 

The curriculum is structured into termly themes which cover the knowledge skills and understanding these young children need to acquire. The Foundation Phase framework seven Areas of Learning are; 

Creative Development  

This area of learning focuses on developing imagination and creativity. Their natural curiosity and disposition to learn is stimulated by everyday sensory experiences.

Physical Development

Enthusiasm and energy for movement is continually promoted through helping children to use their bodies effectively. Spatial awareness, balance, control and co-ordination is encouraged to develop motor and manipulative skills.

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Children will be given experiences that increase their curiosity about the world around them and to begin to understand past events, people and places, livings things and the work people do.

Welsh Language Development

Welsh Language skills are developed through communicating in a range of enjoyable, practical planned activities and using a range of stimuli that build on children’s previous knowledge and experiences.

Mathematical Development

Children will use numbers in their daily activities and develop a range of flexible methods for working mentally with numbers. They will then move onto using more formal methods of working and recording when they are developmentally ready. 

Language Literacy and Communication Skills

These skills will be developed through talking, signing, communicating and listening. Children will be encouraged to communicate their needs, feelings and thoughts and retell their experiences.  

Personal and Social Development, Well-being and Cultural Diversity 

This area of learning focuses on children learning about themselves, their relationships with other children and adults.
Children’s ICT skills will be developed across the curriculum through a range of experiences that involves them; finding and developing, creating and presenting information and ideas.
The Foundation Phase places great importance on practitioners using the outdoors as another learning environment where children can work on a daily basis.
Children will access learning through different themes each term, which are designed to interest and excite their thinking skills.