The early years of any child’s education provides the foundations for future educational success. Our Early Years setting provides the children with a nurturing environment, rich with books, writing and number. This supports the learning of phonics, counting and mark making.

We teach and deliver across all seven areas within the Early Years Foundation Stage: Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development, Communication and Language, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts and Design. The staff in Early Years are Mrs Wardle and Mrs Robinson.

Please see the links below for more information on the Early Years curriculum for both Nursery and Reception pupils. We regularly feature the learning activities from each class on our weekly blog, so please have a look at this and the academy gallery, together with posts on our social media. Links to all of these pages can be found under the Celebrating Wilton tab.

Early Years have been looking at the changes that happen as we move from Autumn into Winter. They have been learning about what animals do as the weather gets colder and which animals like to live in the cold.

Our story this week was about Jack Frost and we talked about what ice and frost looks like and how it is made. We have enjoyed making igloos with sugar cubes and homes for the animals. 

They carried out experiments to find out what makes ice and we discovered other things that can melt. We have explored cold winter colours, mixing different shades of icy blue by adding white.

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