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Early Years 2023-2024

Mrs Procter, Mrs Watkins, Mrs Frattaroli and Mrs Goodrum would like to welcome you to the Early Years

Out Wonderfully Stimulating and Exceptional Learning Environment

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Our Bespoke Enquiry-Led, Child-Centred Curriculum

Westmeads Early Years - This is how we learn...

Compressed EY-Curriculum Workshop; This is how we learn. 2023-24.mp4

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Term 2 Celebrate!

Enjoying a Love of Reading in our new library

Term 2 - Coastal School at St Mildred’s Bay

What a fabulous adventure for our children to experience and compare the differences between our local Whitstable beach and a sandy one. 

Term 1 - The Skin You Live In

Mighty Muscle Time- building our gross and fine motor skills

Mark Making patterns to support writing development

The Reception children have enjoyed exploring water in different areas of the environment. They created their own bubble mixtures, mixing it into water using different tools. They used the bubble machine or pipe cleaner to make the bubbles. Reception have continued to investigate and show curiosity with their water play and experimented with 'Rainbow Rain' in the water tray, mixing coloured water in the shaving foam 'clouds', as well as grating soap to create their own washing liquid to wash clothes! Fantastic clean fun!

Frontload experience- inspired by the artist Yayoi Kusama and the book the ‘The Dot’ the children displayed their ‘Individuality’ through dots and marks.

Our Showcase with Families: sharing our Term 1 learning about individuality, what makes a family? And expressing ourselves through dots!

Term 1 Curriculum Overview 23-24

Phase 2 Pronunciation

Phonics: How to blend sounds to read words | Oxford Owl

Outdoor Learning- Canopy, Coastal and Forest School

Forest and Coastal School Promote...

 

  • Confidence and independence grows in the natural environment giving a sense of success and self-esteem.

  • Development of relationships with other children and adults.

  • Adaptation to new situations, trying new activities and openness to experiences.

  • Children can become more motivated to use extensive language and vocabulary for different contexts and questions become more specific.

  • Physical development- enhanced stamina, gross and fine motor skills

  • 6 key thinking and learning skills enquiry, hypothesis, information processing, decision making, communication and vocabulary, review and evaluation are experienced regularly.

  • Children’s attitudes to outdoors changes, respect for the environment begins to develop and they want to spend time in the great outdoors.

Wonderful Westmeads Early Years 2022-2023...a little taster !

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CURIOSITY - INDEPENDENCE - PERSEVERANCE - LOVE AND KINDNESS - RESPECT - EQUITY

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