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Early Years

 The Prime areas are:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Communication and Language

Physical Development

The Specific areas are:



Understanding the World

Expressive Arts and Design

We don’t follow pre-set topics. Our planning is informed by observations of the children and reflects their current interests. As such, we provide child centred learning opportunities in a stimulating, vibrant and challenging learning environment, both indoors and out.


We promote learning through play. Children are encouraged to be independent learners, engaging in activities of their choice as well as adult structured play tasks to extend their skills and develop their learning characteristics.

All children in our Foundation Stage have ‘Learning Journey’ Folders that track their progress. These folders are shared with parents and contain detailed photographs, stories and work which are used to help assess individual needs.

We have  friendly, happy Early Years classrooms and encourage lots parental involvement to welcome the whole family into our school.

Letters and Sounds:

Letters and sounds is the programme we follow at Barry Primary to support the principles and practice of high quality phonics.

The link below will take you to a video to support pronunciation of the pure sounds we use.

Mrs Deady

Please click below to see our overview of themes linked to British Values

Foundation Stage Yearly Overview of Themes and British Values 2015-2016

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