Welcome to Early Years @ BWP
Woodlands Preschool and our Reception class all learn together in
our Early Years Unit with Mrs Norwood, Mrs Roberts, Mrs John, Mrs Hicks, Mrs Bryan and Ms Rainey
At Binley Woods Primary School we want our children to be happy, successful learners who have the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to take positive steps in their life’s journey. Our curriculum is engaging, meaningful and with purpose for the children attending our school, and provides them with the understanding they need to
embrace their futures with confidence.
Our Early Years Foundation Stage includes Woodlands Preschool and our Reception class. All staff value every child as a unique individual who can flourish and learn at their own pace and in their own individual way. We celebrate differences within our school community and use these as a tool to guide the learning opportunities the children encounter during their time with us. Our collaborative approach and carefully planned curriculum provides a challenging and enjoyable experience for each child in all areas of learning and development.
The Early Years Foundation Stage is crucial in securing solid foundations that our children continue to build upon throughout their education. We begin the year by looking at the individual needs of our children and taking into account their different starting points and prior experiences. We aim for our children to approach their learning positively whilst developing their interpersonal skills, building resilience and becoming creative and critical thinkers.
These skills will enable the children to become life long learners who are inquisitive and curious about the world around them. The development of these skills is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values. The children’s development as life long learners is supported by our positive relationships with parents and carers. We recognise that effective communication with parents and carers is essential to enhancing the learning and development of the children.
We work with a company called SEND Supported at school and they are releasing newsletters each week offering support and guidance to parents of children who many have additional needs in school. Please find below a link to these newsletters:
There are also lots of other resources and information available on their website. The 'Things to do Issue 2 - Resources' file has some lovely activities for all children regardless of whether they have additional needs or not. There are lots of great visual puzzles and games for children to play so please have a look if you can. There are also resources available now to support with developing children's memory skills in 'Thing to do Issue 3 - Resources.'