Early Years and Foundation

In the Foundation Stage we follow the EYFS (Early Years and Foundation Stage) curriculum, encouraging the children to be active and independent learners. We firmly believe in providing our children with a range of real life experiences through educational visits and visitors in school, child focused as well as adult led activities, along with carefully planned and well-resourced continuous provision to ensure that our children develop the essential skills needed to build a firm foundation for their future learning. We follow the Letters and Sounds programme for phonics at Werneth Primary School.

Nursery

Our nursery is a large bright open room which is shared with Reception children. Pupils have access to a sensory room and the quiet reception if needed. Children always have access to water, sand, painting, craft, role play, and writing and maths areas.

Reception

In Reception, pupils work in three key worker groups and have three group times a day where they learn their phonics, maths and book work. They spend lots of time working hard in their independent learning time.

How can you help your child get ready for Reception?

  • Talk to your child about Reception and how much fun they will have
  • Make sure your child can open their lunchbox themselves or use cutlery confidently
  • Practise getting undressed and dressed again
  • Help your child practise writing and recognising their name
  • Share books with your child – why not visit the library to find books about school?
  • Label all your child’s belongings with their name