The 4 Specific Areas

The FourSpecific Areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. 
 
Literacy development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems and other written materials) to ignite their interest.
The name of the phonics programme we use is: ‘Sounds and Letters’ Principles and practice of Phonics Phase One teaching programme. Published by the DFS. Reference: 00113-2008PCK-EN.

Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces and measure.

Understanding of the World involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and the community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

Expressive Arts and Design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings, through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.