Primary school Years 1 and 2 make up the Foundation Stage. Children build on the learning experiences that they bring to school from home and/or pre-school. They learn through well-planned, challenging play that develops their interests, curiosity and creativity.
Curriculum at Foundation Stage
The Northern Ireland Curriculum aims to empower young people to achieve their potential and to make informed and responsible decisions throughout their lives. The learning opportunities provided should help young people to develop as individuals, contributors to society and contributors to the economy and environment.
The statutory curriculum in Foundation Stage is set out under the following Areas of Learning and Whole Curriculum Skills and Capabilities.
Language and Literacy is an Area of Learning in the curriculum. It focuses on developing children’s language and literacy skills. These enable children to interact effectively in the world around them
Personal Development and Mutual Understanding (PDMU) is an Area of Learning in the primary curriculum. It focuses on encouraging children’s emotional and social development, confidence, independence
Mathematics and Numeracy is an Area of Learning in the curriculum. In the Foundation Stage, children acquire early mathematical concepts through play-based learning and planned activities that involve
Physical Development and Movement is an Area of Learning in the Foundation Stage. It gives children the opportunity to experience and develop a range of fundamental movement skills. These improve co
Religious Education is a compulsory part of the Northern Ireland Curriculum. It focuses on encouraging children to become informed and inquisitive about their own and others’ religious beliefs and
The Arts is an Area of Learning in the curriculum. It has three strands: Art and Design, Drama, and Music. Through The Arts, children can express their individuality, imagination and creativity. These
The World Around Us is an Area of Learning in the primary curriculum. In the Foundation Stage, it plays a key role in encouraging children’s natural curiosity through play-based learning and planned
Communication is one of the three Cross-Curricular Skills at the heart of the curriculum. Developing children’s communication skills enables them to express themselves socially, emotionally and
Using Mathematics is one of the three Cross-Curricular Skills at the heart of the curriculum. It is the skill of applying mathematical concepts, processes and understanding appropriately in different
Using ICT is one of the three Cross-Curricular Skills at the heart of the curriculum. Developing children’s ICT skills encourages them to handle and communicate information, solve problems, pose
All parts of the curriculum emphasise the development of Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities. These skills help children to think critically and creatively. They also help them to develop
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CCEA has launched a Wellbeing Hub to support children’s and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing. The Hub is being developed in collaboration with the Departments of Education and Health, the Public Health Agency, the Health and Social Care Board, and the Education Authority (EA).
CCEA marked the official end of the school year yesterday by recording its thanks to everyone involved in the alternative awarding arrangements for the Summer 2020 examination series.
Today, CCEA has released the findings and feedback from the first stage of the curriculum monitoring programme. Originally intended for release earlier this year, the launch had to be postponed due to the global health emergency. Almost 1000 teachers provided their feedback and thank you to those who took part in a range of direct feedback, surveys and focus groups.
At CCEA we recognise this is a difficult time for everyone. Especially for our young people their families and loved ones.
September 2019 saw the re-launch of CCEA’s Primary and Post-Primary e-newsletters to accompany the existing Foundation-Stage and SEN e-newsletters.