Nunney First School
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Catch Road, Nunney, Nr. Frome,
Somerset, BA11 4NE
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The National Curriculum

Early Years Foundation Stage

Children in their Reception year follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. They enjoy play-based learning activities to explore language and communication, mathematics, knowledge and understanding of the world, physical and creative skills, and personal/social skills.  

The National Curriculum

After the Early Years Foundation Stage, children follow the National Curriculum. This is designed to encourage the development of the children intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically and morally, and to provide the children with the basic skills they need for life and work. In particular, the National Curriculum is designed to:

  • Encourage the children to widen their use of language in its spoken and written forms.
  • Help pupils to develop numerical skills and apply these effectively.
  • Develop an interest in science, technology and the natural world.
  • Encourage children to express themselves through music, drama and a range of arts and crafts, and to develop concepts and skills in these areas.
  • Impart to children an understanding of the history and geography of the environment in which they live – and beyond.
  • Help pupils to develop their physical co-ordination and confidence.
  • Assist pupils in developing a respect for religious and moral values, as well as tolerance of other races, religions and other ways of life.

In addition to programmes of study, the National Curriculum provides attainment targets and assessment procedures by which each child’s progress can be judged.


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