In Early Years, we cultivate a love of learning for life. Our curriculum is planned to provide balanced and relevant experiences for each individual child. We are passionate about outdoor learning and problem solving. It is important that our children feel safe to be risk takers as they approach their learning challenges.

We are a free flow unit and so we are able to tackle our challenges in our preferred order, at the level we feel most comfortable. Our teachers encourage us to challenge ourselves once we have built confidence in the set tasks and so our learning is never done! Each week we have new 'Rainbow Challenges,' with activities which support our physical development, phonics, writing and mathematical skills. Our progress and work is recorded in a number of ways such as writing books, Our Learning Journeys scrap book and 'Tapestry', so our grown ups can keep updated on what we have been learning.

Early Years is extremely busy and fantastic fun. Keep up to date with us by following our blog.

The Early Years team is

  • R Van Gogh – Miss Paine and Mrs Beirne
  • R Hepworth – Mrs Wise and Miss Gill
  • R Kandinsky – Miss Baxter and Mrs Champelovier

We are lucky to be supported by our HLTA, Mrs Burrows.

Our P.E day is Friday morning. May we remind you to ensure that all your child’s kit is clearly labelled.

Our library visit day is Thursday morning.

You will find our curriculum information further down the page!

Pyjamarama Day

Reception had a lovely time celebrating and enjoying stories on Pyjamamra Day. Thank you to all of the parents who donated money to The Book Trust charity and to all the children for showing their support by coming in their Pyjamas for our 'Bed Time Story' theme. The children remembered recieving their very own book kindly gifted to them by The Book Trust at the start of the year.


Here are some pictures from the day!


Hepworth Class enjoying time in the library on Pyjamarama Day! 

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Kandisnky Class excited to show off their snuggly Pyjamas and listen to a story shared by Miss Paine, Bridgewater's Reading Lead. 

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Van Gogh Class fully engrosed in story. Thank you to Mrs Tasher our lovely Librarian for coming in specially to read to all of the children and share her love of books and stories. 

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Kandisnky Class loved listening to Little White Owl all cosied up on the cushions in the Library! 

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Hepworth Class excited to share their new library book with their partner! 

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