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Evolving foundation phase practices at key stage 2 generates a pioneering curriculum

Teaching and learning at key stage 2 builds on foundation phase practices at Ysgol Heulfan. Children thrive through independent discovery and exciting topics, underpinned by strong support for teachers and shared goals across the school. This case study represents the school’s curriculum development in relation to their progress in self-evaluation, planning and preparation and realising change. Read more >

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Securing high quality teaching through professional development

A combination of in-house training and an emphasis on self-evaluation creates opportunities for explorative learning and continual school improvement at Lamphey Primary School. Read more >

Video: Provision for literacy and numeracy – Active and experiential learning

Chapter 3 of this active and experiential learning film looks at provision for literacy and numeracy in the foundation phase. To find out more about the good practice we’ve identified, read the full report. Read more >

Developing learners’ skills through real life experiences

Pupils at Ysgol Y Bynea led a project to develop an outside learning village. Learners developed a range of skills from designing architectural models to budgeting and placing orders. Read more >

An inspiring learning environment for delivering Foundation Phase education

At Poppies Day Nursery, the inspiring indoor and outdoor learning environments provide exciting opportunities for children to develop important skills. Read more >

Planning for good quality outdoor learning

Strategic leadership at Gogerddan Childcare has embedded outdoor learning in the nursery’s provision. As a result, there have been improvements in children’s confidence and language development. Read more >

A highly effective outdoor learning environment

The outdoor provision at Mrs Tiggywinkles Day Nursery provides learners with regular opportunities to practise and consolidate a range of skills. This helps them achieve good Foundation Phase outcomes. Read more >

Encouraging independent and inquisitive learners in the Foundation Phase

At Blaengwawr Primary School, consistent planning across the Foundation Phase ensures a child-centred learning environment and provides challenge for every pupil. Read more >

Exploring and learning outdoors

Rossett House Nursery has developed innovative outdoor learning experiences that engage children and help them develop literacy and numeracy through role-play. Read more >

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