The Foundation Stage is the period of education from age three to five. The Foundation Stage at Victoria Dock Primary School is made up of children at both Foundation One and Foundation Two age.
The staff work well together for the benefit of the children.
Foundation One aged children may attend for a total of fifteen hours per week (mornings or afternoons). The day for Foundation One aged children who have a morning place starts at 8.45 a.m. and finishes at 11.45 p.m. The day for Foundation One aged children who have an afternoon place starts at 12.15 p.m. and finishes at 3.15 p.m.
More information about Foundation One can be found in our Foundation One Booklet: Foundation One Booklet 2012 to 2013
Children who attend Foundation One DO NOT automatically get a place in Foundation Two – please check the Local Authority’s Admissions Arrangements.
Foundation Two aged children attend full time from the September preceding their fifth birthday – there is one intake of 30 children in September.
The planning for the Foundation Stage is completed using the Early Years Foundation Stage framework, where children are working towards achieving the Early Learning Goal via stepping stones. There are six areas of development: Personal, Social and Emotional development; Communication, Language and Literacy; Mathematical Development; Knowledge and Understanding of the World; Physical Development; and Creative Development.
Children develop their understanding by playing, talking, observing, planning, experimenting, questioning, repeating, reflecting and responding to adults and each other. The children learn from a topic based approach, child-led with the topic themes changing termly.