From new facilities to Open Day, events and new faces, there’s so much happening at Westbourne’s EYFS. What’s more our youngest pupils and our team are looking forward to the opening of their fabulous new facilities in the new £3 million school development, including two new classes for Reception – all in time for the new academic year.
In the meantime, there have been improvements to the facilities in EYFS’ temporary home on Oakholme Road. A new AstroTurf in the back garden provides more learning space as part of the school’s innovative outdoor learning approach. Monkey bars have been installed and more climbing equipment is to help with children’s gross motor skills, resilience and taking risks.
Give your child a new start
We’re still taking bookings for next September 2022, however these are filling up fast and we advise parents considering Westbourne for either Pre-School or Reception to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Contact: Carla Whitehead on 0114 266 0374 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
EYFS at Open Day 12 March
For any pre-school parents who have not visited us before, this is an exciting opportunity to look round our EYFS facilities and the rest of Junior and Senior School. Find out why Reception results have been well above national and Sheffield averages for the past 6 years and get a taster of what life is really like at Westbourne School.
Welcome to new faces
Several new faces have joined The Westbourne Family as Pre-school continues to grow, this term this includes Miss Heath as Reception Teaching Assistant.
There’s been plenty going on in Pre-School in the lead up to Easter. Here are our top choices:
1 February: Celebrating Chinese New Year
To celebrate the year of the Tiger, Reception children chose to create their own Tigers as part of their independent learning in school. They learnt about the signs of the zodiac and how the event is celebrated in terms of clothes, money and family celebration. For part of their home learning, Reception children came up with their own ways of making a Chinese Dragon.
11 February: World Science Day
EYFS children learnt about Amelia Earhart, the first woman to make a solo transatlantic flight. Children made and decorated their own planes and chose a destination to fly to.
30 March: Easter egg hunt
We’ve invited external nurseries in Dronfield and Dore to join our Pre-School, Reception, Years 1 and 2 for our hunt. They’ll be re-enacting the story, adapted from the well-known children’s book, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and using their maths skills to count eggs.
1 April: Easter egg and Easter bonnet – decorating competitions
Children from Pre-School up to Year 6 will put their creative talents to the test for these eggstravagant Easter competitions.