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
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
Term 2 Celebrate!
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!
Term 1 Curriculum Overview 23-24
Essential Letters and Sounds Phonics Learning
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.