Woodhouse Community Early Years
Welcome to Woodhouse Community Primary School’s Early Years Foundation Stage. The Early Years Foundation Stage is made up of Little Rainbows (2 year old provision), Nursery and Reception Classes who work closely together to provide an exciting and stimulating learning environment.
At Woodhouse Community Primary School, we are passionate about children learning through play, and as much as possible, using real-life experiences to underpin their learning. We know that children learn best when their levels of wellbeing and engagement are high, so our team work collectively to ensure children feel safe, secure and valued. Our Nursery and Reception Class are not only a happy place for pupils but a welcoming place for families too.
o Mrs V Curry – EYFS Manager/Deputy Headteacher / SENDCO/Reception Class Teacher
I am an experienced teacher, the school SENCO and the EYFS lead, at Woodhouse Community Primary School. I have taught Woodhouse Community’s Reception Class since 2014. I have a passion for early childhood education and I am committed to inspiring, motivating and challenging all children to reach their full potential.
o Miss L Hayes – Lead of 2 Year Olds / Reception Class Teacher
o Mrs C Taylor – Reception Teaching Assistant
o Mrs D Kent – EYFS & KS1 SEND Teaching Assistant
o Miss R Fisher – Nursery Teacher
o Mrs C Ridley – Little Rainbows Teaching Assistant
o Miss H Longstaff – Little Rainbows Teaching Assistant
What will your child need?
We do ask that children in the EYFS stage of Woodhouse Community Primary School wear the school uniform polo shirt and jumper but parents can choose suitable bottoms for their child.
o Light blue polo shirt
o Navy school jumper or cardigan (this does not have to have the school logo)
o Grey trousers/skirt/pinafore/jogging bottoms
o Suitable/flat shoes
EYFS children are outside in ALL weathers so please ensure that your child has a suitable coat and footwear for the winter weather and sun cream and a hat in the summer.
Please see the most recent EYFS Parent Questionnaire results below:
We will be reading ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and other stories and books about growing this term.
Have a look at the photos below to see what learning took place in Autumn term:
In early years, we will begin the half term exploring winter through activities such as winter walks, creating winter pictures using a wide range of media, winter themed small world, role play games and taking an in-depth look into winter animals, exploring what they eat, where they live, what they look like etc. We will then move onto senses, throughout this topic we will explore all of our five senses in a wide range of different ways. We will finish the term with activities focusing on our favourite stories and valentines. Alongside topic work, Nursery children will take part in Maths activities focusing on count out objects and number formation, whilst reception children will continue to work on simple number problems, number formation, shape and time. Nursery children will engage in a range of early phonics activities focusing on refining listening skills whilst reception will continue to focus on introducing new sounds, blending, segmenting and reading. Little Rainbows will continue to follow planning in the moment with communication and language activities and physical activities daily.
Visit the “Little Rainbows” section of our website to learning more about our 2 year old provision.
Have a look at the photos below to see how much fun we have in EYFS as we are busy learning and working together…
For information about admissions and applications to Early Years, including Little Rainbows, please visit our school Admissions page.