Foundation Phase Curriculum Analysis

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‘The Foundation Phase curriculum its roll out during the academic year 2011-2012. Making references to the key messages from the Framework of Children’s Learning for 3 to 7-year-olds in Wales, what experiences should all children in the Foundation Phase be receiving?’ The Foundation Phase emphasises the developmental needs of the children and ensures that the curriculum is well rounded as well as building on their previous experiences and skills. The statutory curriculum allows children to have a holistic development and to build their skills in each of the seven areas of learning. The seven areas of learning consist of Creative Development, Physical Development, Welsh Language Development, Knowledge Understanding of the World, Mathematical Development, Language, Literacy and Communication Skills and Personal and Social Development, Well-Being and Cultural Diversity. The Foundation Phase curriculum is used as a progressive framework and involves…show more content…
This area brings together all aspects of the curriculum and this results in the child being an effective learner and should not be viewed or delivered in isolation but planned across the curriculum (DCELLS, 2008a). Personal and Social Development, Well-Being and Cultural Diversity is a key point in the Foundation Phase due to it helping the children to understand individuality and showing them that open mindedness is vital within modern day society, to make sure that each child has a well-rounded education and experience whilst in the Foundation Phase. Personal and Social Development, Well-Being and Cultural Diversity allows the seven areas of learning to all intertwine and work together to help the child gain many experiences through experimental learning both in indoor and outdoor areas (DCELLS, 2008b). This results in a holistic curriculum for all 3 to 7-year-olds.

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