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South East Essex Academy Trust (SEEAT)

The Westborough School

All about EYFS classes

EYFS stands for Early Years Foundation Stage.  This stage covers children from 0 - 5 years, so at Westborough these are our Nursery and Reception children.

Our EYFS classes are

Nursery - Bluebell and Buttercup

Reception - Daisy and Sunflower

We learn through play in the Early Years

The children lead their own learning through activities in and out of the classroom. You will be able to see what your child has been busy doing through your child’s online journal on Tapestry. If you have not already done so, please send in your details to us so we can set up your account. 

Each child has their own class base and adults.  This is where they will arrive at the beginning of the day,  and where they will leave from at the end of the day.  They will also have class times for activities such as  Read Write Inc, Maths Mastery teaching, story time and sharing news times.

The rest of the day the children have access to all the learning areas that have been set up across both class bases and in the garden. This is known as ‘continuous provision’ which means the children can access the classrooms and garden to lead their own learning. The teachers and teaching assistants observe and work alongside the children to enhance their learning, help develop their skills and encourage them to apply the skills we teach them in their play. We encourage all the children to access all the areas to give them confidence to develop to their full potential at school. 

Reception class teachers will send home reading books and a reading record book in your child’s book bag. This is your chance to share books at home that match the sounds that your child is learning at school. To share how your child is progressing with their reading we will write in their reading record book and we ask that you write in there too. 

We teach sounds and reading in Reception classes following a scheme called Read, Write Inc. Each day we introduce a new sound and to reinforce and practice each sound we ask that you practice at home with your child to ensure they make good progress. 

Here is a link for the Oxford Owl website for Read Write Inc phonic resources plus free eBooks to match the sounds we learn.


We have a new maths curriculum that we are following in Reception/Year 0.  It is called Mastering the Curriculum.

It supports the NCTEM scheme that we have been using since the start of term and also supports the White Rose Maths Scheme that the rest of the school uses.

We use Tapestry to tell you what the weekly topic will be and what the topic learning is, as well as songs to enhance their learning.

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