Early Years Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage consists of Foundation Stage One (FS1) and Foundation Stage Two (FS2). The learning environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning. At South View School, we pride ourselves on both the inside and outdoor learning provision available to our FS children.

We believe in a well-rounded approach to child development and cover all these areas through planned, purposeful play with a balance of adult-led, and child-initiated activities. We aim to always support and guide our children whilst simultaneously extending and challenging them. 

Foundation Stage 1

In FS1, play is the main vehicle of delivery of the seven areas of learning. It is a natural activity for children and it is through well-planned play that children learn with enjoyment and challenge. By providing opportunities for all children to explore and learn in a secure environment we extend children’s learning and experiences.

Foundation Stage 2

In FS2, the children begin more specific awareness involving reading, writing, and mathematics. Play and exploration remain important parts of the curriculum and, where appropriate, the children learn about new topics in these ways. All the knowledge, skills and understanding in the seven areas are taught in a holistic manner, through interesting topics that capture a child’s imagination.

All Foundation Stage children have access to rich and varied specialist instruction in Arabic, Music, PE, and ICT. These subjects provide South View children with valuable learning opportunities, and Arabic instructions develop their language skills. To promote health and wellbeing, throughout FS, the children receive two PE lessons a week by one of our talented PE teachers, one of which is swimming.