West Hill Primary School



Welcome to Caterpillars Class!

Here is a list of current practitioners in the room:

Miss Preece -- Early Years Practitioner


Mrs Mayo - Early Years Practitioner

Miss Pearce - Early Years Practitioner

(Maternity Leave)

We are a class of enthusiastic 3 year olds who are developing a passion for learning as we begin our learning journey together.  We focus on all seven area of development as part of the Early Years Framework we also explore a range of topics to develop our skills and knowledge.

 A staff member is always available to talk to and will be more than happy to answer any questions or queries that you might have about your child(rens) learning or development.

Parent Overview - Sunflowers & Sunshine

In Caterpillars Class   

In Caterpillars class we work together, take turns and share resources with our peers to promote positive relationships that build the foundation for future learning. We offer a bright and stimulating environment which includes children interest and engages them to learn through their play. We share new experiences together and promote independence and confidence within all our children.

How we learn  

There are three prime areas:-
-Communication and Language
-Physical Development
-Personal, Social and Emotional development

These 3 prime areas strengthened and applied through the 4 specific areas
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design.

Children will participate in both adult led and child initiated activities through their time in Pre-school. The children have access to free-flow, meaning the children will explore activities both inside and outside. The activities provided are a reflection of the children’s interests, stage of development and next steps.

Children will participate daily in maths and early letters and sounds activities this will help to support early number recognition and letter formation. Following topics within the classroom children will be set homework on a Wednesday to support their learning. We also provide reading books and diary’s to encourage books to be shared at home.  

We like to celebrate all our children's achievements - whether made at home or at Pre-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, their first swimming lesson, how they built a tall 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.

Additional Information

Before children start Pre-school we invited you to visit Pre-school and complete a care plan together with your child. This will allow staff to gain knowledge of your child their individual likes/dislikes and what they enjoy doing at home which will help them settle into Pre-school.

Each child has a keyworker within the room and you will be informed of who this is soon after your child starts

We have half termly parent’s afternoons, where you are invited to come into school and see how your child learns. We will let you know when these are.

We encourage children to have access to water throughout the day as this is proven to increase concentration. Please send your child into Pre-school with a named water bottle. Squash is not allowed in their drinking bottles.

Remember to send in 50p per week tuck money. This can be done weekly or termly.

All staff are available at the start and end of children’s session to talk to and discuss any requirements.