The Foundation Phase pilot at St Mary’s School in Bridgend St Mary’s School in Bridgend is a pilot school for the new Foundation Phase. This programme looks at how they are encouraging creative development in their reception class.

A key aspect of the Foundation Phase is lower adult to pupil ratios, 1-8 in nursery and reception. Teacher Jackie Davies, discusses how the support staff are there to help lead the learning. Nursery nurse Hayley Hitchings has a group of eight children for the ‘Bear hunt’ activity in the classroom and outside.

The children do lots of creative activities under the umbrella topic of Autumn. Jackie discusses the Foundation Phase planning and how detailed it must be so that lots of activities can happen at once.

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