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Foundation Stage

Welcome to the Foundation Stage at Star International School, Al Twar. In the Foundation Stage we plan the curriculum to ensure that there is coherence and full coverage of all aspects of the EYFS curriculum.

We fully support the principle that young children learn through play, and by engaging in well-planned structured activities.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is based upon the 7 areas of Learning and Development:

Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These are:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development

These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning.

As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:

  • Literacy;
  • Mathematics;
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. The professionals teaching and supporting your child will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs and interests. Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.

We aim to create a Foundation Stage which provides a holistic learning environment that supports the development of cognitive, social and language skills. We strive to provide the children with a classroom of resources inspired and driven by their own interests. This allows for a meaningful context for children to develop skills at their own pace in an enjoyable and challenging learning environment, which in turn creates lifelong independent learners with a positive attitude towards learning.