Pine Area is made up of our Nursery and Reception classes. Please find below information about the different classes and the teachers and teaching assistants that work with our EYFS pupils.
Puffins (Nursery & Reception): Mrs C Dale (EYFS Lead)
Wrens (Reception): Miss A Richbell
Learning Support Assistants:
Mrs M Addison, Mrs S Albon, Mrs T Jacobs, Miss L Bedford, Miss L Robinson
|Areas of Learning and Development||Aspect|
|Personal, Social and Emotional Development||
Self-confidence and self-awareness
Managing feelings and behaviour
Communication and Language
Listening and attention
Moving and handling
Health and self-care
Shape, space and measure
|Understanding the world||
People and communities
|Expressive arts & design||
Exploring and using media and materials
The prime areas begin to develop quickly in response to relationships and experiences, and run through and support learning in all other areas.
The prime areas continue to be fundamental throughout the EYFS. The specific areas include essential skills and knowledge. They grow out of the prime areas and provide important contexts for learning.
Literacy/communication and language development
PHONICS - This takes place daily in Early Years to enable pupils to mastery the fundamental elements of reading and writing. At Westfield, our pupils follow the Letters & Sounds programme.
READING – Children participate in daily shared reading to develop their reading comprehension and awareness of reading fluency, as well as to promote a love of reading. We read a range of books and other sources across the curriculum to develop our vocabulary and comprehension. Children are heard read in school individually throughout the week and are assessed regularly. For home readers, we follow the Oxford Reading Tree programme. This is often enhanced by other schemes which suit the varying abilities of our pupils and support their phonic development. All children are expected to read at least 3 times a week at home.
WRITING – We teach writing daily using a Talk 4 Writing approach using books as a stimulus for our own writing. This approach develops oracy and supports our communcation and language development. Writing is modelled together as a class and children then apply these skills throughout the day in small group led or independent tasks. A wide range of fine motor activities support handwriting development.
Maths Mastery is a specific programme followed to teach the basic skills of maths through a mastery approach which ensures pupils have a deep understanding of the key concepts needed within Early Years. Through using Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract methods our pupils develop and build upon the basic skills needed in arithmetic and reasoning. In Early Years we use Power Maths resources which have been designed to support this approach and are continued across the school in Key Stage 1 and 2.