Carr Head Primary

Our mission statement is to prepare the children of today to flourish in the world of tomorrow through nurturing mind, body and soul.

Early Years Foundation Stage

The Foundation Stage is a distinct key stage with its own curriculum and gives the children a secure ‘foundation’ for later learning:

The prime areas of learning:
• communication and language
• physical development
• personal, social and emotional development

The specific areas of learning:
• literacy
• mathematics
• understanding the world
• expressive arts and design

Children are also supported in the development of:

The learning characteristics:
• playing and exploring
• active learning
• creating and thinking critically


Phonics is taught daily and children are encouraged to explore the outdoors as an integral aspect of the curriculum. Since the cohort is split across 2 classes (Oak and Rowan) there are daily opportunities for friendships to be formed across both classes.