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St Jude's Catholic Primary School

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The Foundation Stage Curriculum


In Reception we use the same curriculum as Pre-Schools and Nurseries.  It runs from birth to 5 years old and is based on child development.  There is a huge difference between a child who starts school when they are just turning 5 and a child who has only just turned 4,  and we work hard to give children what they need.  We follow the children's interests to make sure that what we offer is as exciting and enticing as we can so they really can get stuck into learning.  


Here's a parents guide to our curriculum; it relates to children's development at the different stages and ends with the Early Learning Goals which is where we want the children to be at the end of the school year in Reception and are ready for Year 1.  It also gives some good ideas for what you can do to support your child at home.  



During the first term we have several Parent Workshops to help you find out what we do in school and how you can best support your child.  Here are the presentations - we hope you find them useful.