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These areas are as follow:

Prime Areas of Learning

The three prime areas help children to develop, learn and become ready for school.

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Communication and Language

This area of learning concentrates on listening and attention, understanding and speaking. The benchmarks cover expressing oneself through speaking and cover group work, building vocabulary and use of grammar. Everything the children do at RAAN supports language and communication.

Physical development

This area of learning emphasizes moving and handling, health and self-care. The benchmarks cover active and interactive opportunities, fine and gross motor skills including balance, control, movement and coordination, loco motor and non-loco motor skills, games, drama and dance in relation to a healthy balanced lifestyle

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

This area of learning focuses on making relationships, self-confidence and self-awareness, managing feelings and behavior. The benchmarks cover learning independence, working in a group, cooperation, personal hygiene, self-esteem, social skills and being able to concentrate on a task.

Specific Areas of Learning

The four specific areas of learning and development support the characteristics of effective learning – playing and exploring, active learning, creating and thinking critically.


This area of learning focuses on reading and writing. The benchmarks include encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children have access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems etc) to ignite their interest. The Jolly phonics system, reading program, reading stories, listening to understanding stories, participating in dramatic plays with reading props, writing techniques, art & crafts, etc. are used to support literacy.


This area of learning covers numbers, shape, space and measures. The benchmarks focus on problem solving and creative thinking combined with real life experiences to support mathematical knowledge and understanding. Children sort, order, match, compare and contrast, use addition and subtraction, understand time, count, learn about shapes and colour and discover weight, length and volume.

Understanding of the World

This area of learning focuses on people and communities, the world and technology. The benchmarks cover the physical world and the community through opportunities to explore, observe and discover science, health and safety, ecology and the environment, nature, social studies, people, places and IT helping children understand and appreciate the world in which they live.

Expressive Arts and design

This area of learning centers on exploring and using media and material and being imaginative. The benchmarks enable children to explore a range of media and material, texture and colour, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts and ideas through a variety of activities in art, music and movement, drama, dance, role-play, through producing models and design.