Welcome to the Early Years!

We hope that you will find the information on this page useful. If you have any other questions, as always, do not hesitate to ask one of us.

Who’s who in the Early Years?

Please click on the link below for a ‘Who’s who?’ in Early Years.

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Does my child have Homework?

Each child in Reception has a reading book and diary. Ideally we would like you to hear your child read, for a few minutes, every day. New reading books can be found in the baskets which are located on the curved bench in the centre of the unit. You can change your child’s book as often as you like. Class teachers would like to see reading diaries once a week. This is to check that everything is going well and to praise the children for their hard work at home.

Please click on the link below for suggestions of helpful and informative comments you could write in your child’s reading diary.


What is project work?

At Woodlands we take inspiration from colleagues working in pre-school settings in Reggio Emilia in Italy. We aim to bring this inspiration to our curriculum and everyday practice. The city of Reggio Emilia is recognised worldwide for its innovative approach to education which many pre-school programmes around the world have tried to emmulate.

Our daily project work provides a rich context for children working within mixed learning groups to communicate and share what they discover and know. Working in this way allows children to work collaboratively and develop the idea that together, they can achieve more than if we work on our own.

This year our project work is based around children’s ideas and theories about ‘creatures that move’.

We do hope that you enjoy reading about the project your child is involved in. Please take some time to look at the Project Journals within the unit.

Click on the links below to read some of our summative documentation from previous project.

Mum! Can you clean my branches

Pitter Patter Raindrops