Primary school Year 1 and Year 2 make up the Foundation Stage, so the children are 4–6 years old. The Foundation Stage builds on the learning experiences that children bring to school from home and pre-school settings.
Foundation Stage teachers have some flexibility in terms of what they teach, which means they can:
- follow the interests of the children;
- make links to their previous learning; and
- help the children appreciate that the skills they have learned in one area can be applied elsewhere.