Early Years Foundation Stage

The children in Reception follow a programme of study based on the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum 2012. There are seven areas of experience within this phase: These are split into three prime areas and four specific areas.

Prime Areas

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

Specific Areas

  • Literacy (Reading and Writing)
  • Mathematics (Numbers, Shape, Space and Measure)
  • Understanding of the World (includes ICT)
  • Expressive Art and Design

There is a greater emphasis on the child learning through a wide range of carefully planned, first hand, practical experiences and structured play. Children in Reception are also taught in more formal carpet sessions and groups for Literacy and Maths. We record observations of children's learning The Early Years team have worked hard to develop the outdoor areas in Nursery and Reception. We have had a new canopy and artificial grass installed which allows the children to access our outdoor space in all weathers.

Welcome to Harrold Primary Academy

Harrold Primary School is a happy, caring and supportive school. We have a great team of teachers and support staff that work hard to ensure that all the children make good progress. Our vision is that every child has the right to an high quality of learning, where they are treated with respect in a safe learning environment. We strive to ensure that children reach their full potential, are well-equipped for when they leave primary school, and are able to continue achieving throughout secondary school.

To find out more about the school, please read through our website and do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to visit the school.