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.
The Development Pathway
Featured Learning Resources
Supporting Teacher Education and Professional Learning
If you support teacher education or you’re a student teacher, early career teacher or established teacher, this section offers relevant support forFSKS1&2KS3KS4SENEng
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
This resource aims to highlight how schools can integrate teaching cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) into the Northern Ireland Curriculum.PSFSKS1&2KS3KS4GENEng
The Learning Environment: A Research-Based Intervention
Discover how St Comgall’s Primary School developed a collegiate culture of continually employing the best and most relevant teaching and learningFSGENEng
On Thursday 25 November 2021 Education Minister Michelle McIveen launched a series of learning resources as part of the Department of Education’s (DE) NI100 Education Programme.
CCEA Interim Chief Executive Margaret Farragher and Corinne Latham, Interim Director of Curriculum and Assessment, visited a number of schools to celebrate Outdoor Classroom Day held on 4 November.
After 6 years in post, CEO Justin Edwards, announces he will be leaving CCEA to pursue a new opportunity. Mr Edwards will remain in post until 30 April 2021. Alongside his established senior management team, he is fully committed to the implementation of the Minister’s decisions in relation to awarding examinations and CCEA’s wider programme of work.