Areas of Learning In Foundation
There are 7areas of Learning
Three Primary areas:
(1) Communications and Language: Children are exposed to a rich language environment. They are taught and encouraged to develop their confidence and skills in expression and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
(2) Physical development: Opportunities are made available for the children to be active and interactive – to develop coordination, control and movement. The children are also aided in understanding the importance of physical activity and make healthy choices – especially when they are hungry and peckish.
(3) Personal, social and emotional development: Children are helped to develop a positive sense of themselves and others; to form positive relationships and learn to respect others, to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.
Then there are 4 specific areas:
(1) Literacy involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and learning to read and write. They will have access to a wide range of reading materials, which include books and poems to spark their interests.
(2) Mathematics includes teaching children to count, understand and use numbers, solve simple addition and subtraction problems and describe shapes, spaces and measures.
(3) Understanding the World involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their communities through exploration, observations and research on people, places, technology and the environment.
(4) Expressive arts and design will enable children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, develop their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play and design and technology and share these with other children and adults.