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The Foundation Phase is currently the statutory curriculum for all 3 to 7 year olds in Wales, having been introduced in September 2010 and subsequently revised in 2015. It encompasses the developmental needs of children and encourages children to be creative and imaginative, and makes learning more enjoyable and more effective.
Children learn through first-hand experiential activities with the serious business of ‘play’ providing the vehicle. Through their play, children practise and consolidate their learning, play with ideas, experiment, take risks, solve problems, and make decisions individually, in small and in large groups.
At the centre of the Foundation Phase lies the holistic development of children and their skills, building on their previous learning experiences and knowledge.
The Foundation Phase Framework sets out the curriculum and outcomes for 3 to 7-year-olds in Wales in the Foundation Phase and include seven statutory areas of learning which are delivered indoors and outdoors:
Each area of learning sets out what children should be taught and the outcomes set out the expected standards of children’s performance.
Find out more about the Foundation Phase here and see a parents/carers guide to the Foundation Phase here.
Useful link: See the Foundation Phase Framework here
Embedding the Four Purposes
This online course will improve your understanding of the new 'Curriculum for Wales 2022'.
In this course your will explore the reasons for a change within education in Wales, what those changes are, how they affect the early years sector and how to prepare for curriculum reform. Find out more and buy now.
Useful link: See Live Virtual Classroom training here
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