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Lowedges Road, Lowedges.  S8 7JG - view location

0114 237 2196  




Foundations@Lowedges provides a safe, secure and stimulating learning environment for all children. Our aim is to ensure every child has the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to reach their full potential. The Foundation Stage is an important period of children’s education as it develops an early love of learning. At Lowedges we ensure all children are prepared for future challenges and successes. We ensure a smooth transition from home to school and then prepare the children to begin the National Curriculum in Key Stage 1.


Our Curriculum

Our creative and bespoke curriculum reflects our children and their community and provides our pupils with the knowledge and skills they need at each stage of the Early Years. It is an ambitious plan of everything they need to learn to be prepared for the next step of their school journey. The curriculum encourages children to; love readingbe aspirational, communicate effectively and be safe.

The Foundations@Lowedges Long Term Planning can be downloaded here. 

Download this file (Foundation Long Term Plan.pdf) Foundation Long Term Plan

We acknowledge that children learn at different rates and that each child is unique. Our curriculum supports this ethos and is flexible. Provision is planned in short topics or themes based on the children’s interests and includes a balance of both indoor and outdoor learning. The children learn through high quality play which develops their confidence and independence, alongside introducing them to new and engaging experiences.


Our curriculum supports pupils’ development in all 7 areas of learning (see below) and each area includes ‘Curriculum Goals’ for the children to achieve each term.

3 Prime areas of learning

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Physical Development

Communication and Language


4 Specific areas of learning:                       



Understanding the World

Expressive Arts and Design

Throughout these areas, the children will also be developing the Characteristics of Effective Learning:

Playing and Exploring

Active Learning

Creating and Thinking Critically

The Foundations@Lowedges Curriculum Goals can be downloaded here 

Download this file (EYFS Curriculum Goals.pdf) EYFS Curriculum Goals

Communication and language is at the heart of our curriculum and underpins all areas of learning. High quality conversations and vocabulary development occur daily through play based learning, continuous provision and story time.

The Foundations@Lowedges Story Planning can be downloaded here.

Download this file (Foundation Stage Booklist -FS1.pdf) Foundation Stage Booklist - FS1

Download this file (Foundation Stage Booklist - FS2.pdf) Foundation Stage Booklist - FS2


Assessment is based primarily on practitioners’ knowledge of the children. This knowledge is gained predominantly from observation and interaction in a range of daily activities and events. Embedded learning is identified by assessing what a child can do consistently and independently in a range of everyday situations We understand effective assessment presents a holistic view of a child’s learning and development and therefore staff take account of contributions from a range of perspectives including the child, their parents and other relevant adults when completing these.