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Foundation Stage

Together the Nursery and Reception classes make up the Foundation Stage.  At Christ the King all children in the foundation stage follow a curriculum called the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and this is broken down into 7 curriculum areas. 


In line with Government guidelines and best practice our Foundation Stage curriculum is less formal than the work in the rest of the school.  Learning is frequently child-directed and experiential.  Sometimes parents are a little worried that “all they seem to do is play”.  It may look like this; and it is certainly fun in the Foundation Stage; but there is actually a lot of learning taking place. 


In Reception, we also teach RE using the God Matters scheme of work approved by the Portsmouth of Diocese.  Children in Reception do daily phonics sessions using Read Write Inc.  




EYFS Long Term Curriculum

Reception Baseline