During the foundation years, children learn to work individually, in small groups and as a whole class. They have a more structured day but the emphasis remains on learning through play. At this stage, children’s interest in joint play such as make-believe, construction and games helps them to learn the important social skills of sharing and cooperating. Children become more emotionally self- sufficient and start to play cooperatively with other children. They begin to develop a sense of what is right and wrong and begin to develop sensitivity towards the needs of other people and their feelings. RAAN’s cross-curricular approach and curriculum includes religion and therefore carefully nurtures this development and Islamic conduct and manners which are modeled by adults with the children. Literacy and Numeracy can develop rapidly with the support of a wide range of interesting materials and activities and children are involved daily in hands-on literacy and numeracy activities. RAAN’s curriculum is cross-curricular and organized by topics. The different learning areas overlap – with activities covering more than one area – but can be broadly divided into seven areas of learning and development as set out by the Early Years Foundation Guidelines.
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• Communication & Language • Personal, Social & Emotional Development • Physical Development • Literacy • Numeracy • Understanding of the World • Expressive Arts & Design