Our Foundation Stage (“FS”) is a separate and self-contained ground floor block, with its own dedicated indoor and outdoor premium facilities, which include 2 FS indoor activity areas, an FS Playground, FS Multi-Purpose Hall and a separate splash pool, along with FS-only intervention and withdrawal rooms for small-group teaching and learning activities.
The spirit of Foundation Stage is embodied in the premium facilities that have been specially-designed and custom-built for our youngest children. The bright colours, sunlit spaces, and whimsical touches create a feel of an active and stimulating children’s learning zone.
All our FS classrooms are large and bright, equipped with interactive white boards and a range of technological and educational resources to stimulate inquiring minds and enhance the learning process. Each FS classroom has its own attached toilet and opens out into a spacious and well-equipped, central indoor activity area. Both the classrooms and our well-resourced indoor activity areas have been specifically designed to enhance the learning environment and provide our students with a range of multi-sensory activities along their learning journey.
In keeping with best practices of the British Early Years Foundation Stage Programme where outdoor learning is a key component of the curriculum, all our FS classrooms have their own dedicated outdoor areas which act as an ‘extension’’ to the classroom itself, with direct access via doors. These outdoor FS classroom extension areas feature a range of curriculum-linked, outdoor learning activities, such as water and sand play, mark-making, sensory and construction activities, role play and small world play. In addition, we have a permanent outdoor playground area and a separate Multi-Purpose Hall, dedicated to Foundation Stage which ensures that physical development, in particular gross motor skills, is emphasised.