What are foundation skills?
The Ready 4 Learning framework supports and underpins the “foundation skills” needed for a learner to be curriculum ready. Higher level cognitive tasks such as reading and writing depend upon the successful execution of fundamental skills. If these skills are not automatic, the brain will concentrate on executing those skills rather than on the higher level thinking tasks.
Elements in the Ready for Learning Framework consist of key competencies: speaking, concepts of print, hearing, seeing , moving (fine/gross motor skills).
In the Ready for Learning Framework we gain an insight into what skills the child needs to have in order for them to successfully read/write and carry out abstract thinking needed for maths. Underpinning the framework are our all-important Key Competencies which can be tracked alongside their ready for learning skills.
The Ready 4 Learning framework is being successfully applied in both learning through play and more traditional classroom environments.