Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community


Welcome to the Oasis Academy Foundry Early Years phase!

Nursery Curriculum

Here at Oasis Academy Foundry we provide a creative curriculum based around the Cornerstones Curriculum.

Nursery and Reception is planned to include all seven areas of learning outlined in the Early Years Foundation Scheme (EYFS) framework. These are PSED, Physical Development, Communications and Language, Maths, Literacy, Understanding of the World, Expressive Art and Design. Effective early learning is promoted in the Academy’s Early Years curriculum, through playing and exploring, creating and thinking critically, and active learning.

Reception Curriculum Overview

The EYFS Curriculum is divided into seven areas of learning and development:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

There are 4 principles which underpin our Foundation Stage curriculum:

  • A unique child - every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
  • Positive relationships - so that children can feel safe and cared for.
  • Enabling environments - we provide a rich and varied environment which supports children's learning and development. It gives them the confidence to explore and learn in a secure and safe yet challenging, indoor and outdoor space.
  • Learning and development - Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. In their play, children learn at their highest levels. We provide wide ranging and varied activities that engage and involve the children for sustained periods.

You can download a copy of our yearly curriculum overview here. 

Keeping track of your child's learning in EYFS

Throughout school, we want our parents to be fully involved in the education we deliver to their children. We know that it takes a community to fully raise a child, and will therefore be sharing information with you throughout our journey together. This includes curriculum overviews, where you will learn about the topics that we are covering in school throughout the academic year. 

The quality of teaching across all areas of learning is consistently high. Staff scaffold learning and bespoke next steps are identified for development.

We use regular observations of children as they play, learn and socialise to highlight their current interests alongside learning or development aims. These observations inform the children’s individual planning and help us to track their progress as well as identify specific needs.

Please click on the diagram below to see full version of what the curriculum involves.