Bedford Primary School

Dream, Believe, Aspire

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In the Foundation Stage we provide a warm, welcoming and supportive environment to make starting school as enjoyable as possible. We work hard to develop strong partnerships with our families.


Children of this young age learn best through play, so we offer lots of opportunities for them to learn in this way.  They generally get wet, muddy and messy but have lots of fun!  This is a great way to teach them as they do not realise they are learning, but gain so many experiences. It also means they love coming to school! There are times when the children need to take part in more formal taught sessions but as all children are different, we plan and organise activities to match the needs of the children in our care. Throughout the Foundation Stage, we work hard to ensure that all our children gain a wide range of skills. We aim for children to have the basics of Literacy and Numeracy, developing physical skills, good imaginations, creativity, social skills but, most importantly, enjoy school and want to learn more, giving them a great start to Year 1.

The curriculum we follow is that of the Early Years' Foundation Stage. We begin with the 3 prime areas of Personal Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language and Physical Development. Success in these areas is crucial to securing learning in the specific areas of Literacy (Reading and Writing), Maths, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.