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Foundation Stage

Welcome to our Foundation Stage!

The Foundation stage at the Woodvale Primary Academy comprises of Nursery and Reception.

We will soon be publishing our projects for this term on this page.  Go to our Newsletters and Curriculum pages to read about our learning and to see what we have been doing so far!

Numicon – January 2014

010We have introduced Numicon into our Foundation Stage.

Numicon is a curriculum proof, multi-sensory approach, built on a proven pedagogy that raises achievement across all ability levels. With problem-solving, reasoning and conversation at its heart, Numicon perfectly embodies the aims of the Primary National Curriculum 2014 for mathematics by developing fluency by using a visual, practical base to develop conceptual understanding and fluent recall.It also helps children to reason mathematically through the use of concrete objects and spoken language to explain and justify.

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We are using the resources inside and outside in many different ways.






February 5th – Stay and play session

The Foundation Stage had a Communication and Language stay and play session. Young children learn from playing and from doing things with the people around them.  We will get a lot of ideas on how children grow, on communication, and the different things we can do with our children that will help their development and for us to enjoy being with our children—we can learn a lot from our own children!










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