Pupils between the ages of 3 and 5 years work within the seven areas set out in the Foundation Curriculum:
- Communication and language
- Personal, Social and Emotional development
- Physical development
- Expressive Arts
- Design and understanding of the world
Pupils are assessed during the first few weeks after entry to the academy to enable staff to set appropriate targets for each individual child. A formal assessment is then made at the end of the reception year – this is called the Foundation Stage Profile.