Early Years Provisions


Worsley Bridge Foundation Stage

Welcome to ‘Foundation Stage’ at Worsley Bridge Primary School. We are made up of three classes. RW, RB and RP. In order to provide an environment that is happy, warm and secure we pride ourselves on our induction programme.

What do we do?

  • We visit our new starters in the Summer Term in their current setting.
  • Play and stay sessions at Worsley Bridge with their class teacher and new class mates.
  • Home visits.
  • ‘Settling in week’

We find that by doing all of these things that we really get to know your children inside out and upside down.

The Foundation Stage curriculum states that parents are children’s first and most enduring educators’ and so working in partnership with parents is very important for us. We really encourage a trusting home-school relationship.

How do we do this?

  • Meeting with you during our home visits.
  • Parent workshops for you in relation to ‘Phonics’ and ‘Maths’
  • Termly newsletters detailing the learning that will be taking place.
  • ‘Open door policy’ where you can talk to a member of the Early Years team about any questions or queries you have.
  • WOW cards

We are very proud of our approach to Early Years education, believing in its distinct importance in being the foundation for children to then build upon in later schooling and life.

We constantly aim to provide an environment that is stimulating, encouraging the children to think for themselves, exercise their imaginations and, very importantly, have fun and develop a love of learning.

We follow the Foundation Stage curriculum thoroughly, offering the very best opportunities through play, which underpin all future learning through supporting, fostering and promoting children’s development. The curriculum is made up of seven areas of learning, all of which are of equal importance and interconnected.

Foundation Stage Learning

Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.

These are known as the Prime Areas of learning;

  • Communication and Language;
  • Physical Development;
  • Personal, Social and Emotional development.

We also equally support the 4 Specific Areas; through which the 3 Prime Areas are strengthened and applied;

These are;

  • Literacy;
  • Mathematics;
  • Understanding the world;
  • Expressive arts and design.

 As well as lots of opportunities to play and explore both inside and outside of the classrooms. We also have group activities with our teachers. These are usually phonics, writing or maths based. We also love carpet time sessions where we listen to stories, explore mathematical concepts, have group discussions, sing songs and listen to one another.

As we progress through the year we are also involved in Forest School Learning and Music sessions; both of which are taught by specialist teachers.

Why not come and visit us? Call the School Office on  to arrange a visit!


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