Early Years

 
 

Early Years

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Our Nursery offers both 15 and 30 hour provision. This is free for parents who are eligible – check www.gov.uk to find out if you may be eligible.

 

If you only need your child to attend for 15 hours, this will be in morning or afternoon sessions.

Nursery and Reception work closely together to maximise learning opportunities for all the children.

To speak with our Early Years Lead regarding further information, please phone our office on 0208 539 1428.

 

Curriculum

At Willow Brook, the EYFS curriculum is designed to encourage independent, inquisitive, resilient and happy life-long learners. We recognise children’s prior learning and various starting points, and create a holistic curriculum. The curriculum maximises cross-curricular links and builds strong foundations for their future, for instance, our outdoor environment mirrors the indoor and we seek to create nature connections through weekly forest school opportunities and our teaching and learning based around the seasons.

Every child is recognised as a unique individual. We acknowledge and promote children’s interests to provide them with the opportunities to follow their imagination and creativity. We invest time into helping children to recognise their personal goals that allow them to reflect and aim high. We celebrate the differences in our school community and always strive to promote a love for learning.

We recognise that children have a thirst for new experiences, knowledge and need opportunities to engage their inquisitive minds. Therefore, we provide vibrant continuous indoor and outdoor provision. This follows children’s interests and supports our learners in investigating and developing their skills. We also aim to support the transition from EYFS to KS1 and provide children with the skills and attitude they need to succeed throughout their education and into a forever changing society.

 

Phonics

Our Phonics scheme at Willow Brook Primary is Read Write Inc. Read Write Inc is an interactive phonics programme that aims to get children reading and writing fast. It is designed for children aged 4 – 7 but can also be used with 8 – 9 year olds to help them catch up . The programme is rooted in synthetic phonics. Teaching synthetic phonics, in a systematic way, aims to drive up standards in reading and writing. Comprehension skills develop as the children move from learning to read, to reading to understand. The programme builds confidence in grammar, punctuation and spelling ensuring every child becomes a successful reader.

Children are taught phonics every day in small, differentiated groups and are assessed regularly. The sessions are fast paced, interactive and fun!

 

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