West Hill Primary School

EYFS - Butterflies

EYFS Promotional Video for Perspective Parents

Here is a link to our Transition leaflet which contains information including session times and staff: Reception Transition LeafletReception Dinner Menu Autumn 20

Amended Timetable:

West Hill Primary will be operating an amended timetable during covid-19 restrictions to provide a safer environment for all. 

Reception class

Drop-off point: Reception gated area. 

Collection point: Reception gated area.

 Timings

 Butterflies – 9.05 am – 3.30 pm

Ladybirds – 9.10 am –   3.35 pm

These timings are to ensure the children have enough time to come into school safely and smoothly and settle in.

Welcome to Early Years Foundation Stage: Butterflies!

Staff

Mrs McMullen - Butterflies Teacher

Miss Blackburn -  Teaching Assistant

 Curriculum Topics

Autumn 1 - Do you want to be friends?

Autumn 2 - Why do squirrels hide their nuts?

Spring 1 - Do you want to read me a story?

Spring 2 - Why do zebras have stripes? 

Summer 1 - Why do ladybirds have spots?

Summer 2 - Are carrots orange?


There are three prime areas:The curriculum for children at West Hill is guided by the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework’, which sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old.

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional development

These 3 prime areas strengthened and applied through the 4 specific areas

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Children will be involved in a mixture of adult led, child initiated and whole class activities throughout the week, based in classrooms or outside.

Children will have a healthy daily snack of fruit and a choice of water or milk.

Please click on the following for:  Foundation Pupil Offer

Homework

Children's book bags need to be in school every day, and parents and carers should listen to their child read for a few minutes every day, and write in their reading diaries.

We will listen to the children read as often as possible and change their books when they are confident with them. At different points of the year we introduce reading challenges, such as reading to Gerry the Girrafe, to keep the children enthusiastic about reading.

Children are set a weekly homework task every Wednesday which is due in school on Mondays.

‘Star Moments’ can tell us about anything of interest that families like to share.

We like to celebrate all our children's achievements - whether made at home or at school. We love to hear about the things they enjoy, it helps us to create a ‘well-rounded’ picture of who each person really is. ‘Star Moments’ can tell us about anything of interest that families like to share. For example, children’s favourite bedtime story, the day their first tooth fell out, how they built a tall lego tower, got an award or prize in a club they attend and many more besides! Each child is unique. What he/she enjoys doing or achieves for the first time is personal to them and should be recognised whenever it takes place, regardless of when their friends did something similar.

Children have a log on for 'RM easimaths' and 'Bug Club' which can be found in homework books. If you have any issues or questions about this please ask a member of staff.

PE Info

Reception (Ladybirds & Butterflies) - Monday and Thursday (commencing 21.09.20)

Children are to arrive and go home in their PE Kits on these days.

PE kit

 In order to provide your child with a full and varied curriculum, these lessons may take place either indoors or outdoors. Therefore, your child will need kit appropriate to all weather types. Please provide your child with plimsoles or trainers, jogging bottoms, shorts, a white or house-coloured t-shirt and a jumper.

Children with shoulder length hair or longer will be asked to tie their hair up. If your child has earrings, please ensure they are removed as they will be unable to take part if they are wearing them.

Additional info

 Please make sure all school uniform is labelled clearly with your child’s name.