Foundation Stage

 The Foundation Stage teacher is Mrs Dyson . We also have Mrs Cowley as our HTLA .

The following overview will give you a brief flavour of what the children will experience during their year in the Foundation Stage. At Palterton Primary School the children learn through continuous play provision and are able to choose their own activities and whom they play with for a lot of the day. They also complete learning tasks with an adult during the day, have a whole class maths input and a daily phonics session.


The Early Years Curriculum is divided into three Prime Areas of learning:

  • Communication and Language
  • Personal Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development

And four Specific Areas of learning:

  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Most of our learning is cross curricular and takes place both inside and outside.