Welcome from our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Phase Lead, Maura Patterson
Welcome to Bridgewater School Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). At Bridgewater School our EYFS learning opportunities are carefully planned to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum. We seek to promote the development of skills across all areas of learning, both inside and outside. Our staff team are skilled at assessing children's individual needs and interests to plan challenging and unique experiences to ignite their curiosity and offer stretch and challenge!
We know that you, as parents and carers, are children's primary educators and it's important to us that we work in close partnership to ensure the best outcomes for your child. We will regularly share information with you to develop this partnership through weekly family learning. Your engagement will be a positive opportunity to build home/school links. We look forward to working together.
See below for a copy of the welcome booklet for Reception. Please do refer to it throughout the year because it contains lots of useful information about what to expect in this class, information on home learning, samples of age-appropriate handwriting and more.
Reception attend Forest School on a Monday in their houses, on a 3 week rotation. For more information about Forest School visit our Forest School page here. To view the latest Forest School timetable click here.
Information on our school uniform can be viewed by clicking here. Please keep a pair of wellies and waterproofs at school as we're often in the meadow in all weathers.
Family learning will be sent home in your child's book bag every Friday and we ask that this is completed and sent in with your child on Wednesday the following week. We also ask that you read with child daily.
Most information is sent to parents & carers through our online parent comms system, Parentmail. To find a copy of letters sent to Reception please click here.
NHS School Nursing Team
The School Nursing Team would normally have given a talk to new Reception parents on our transition day, but the NHS across England has had to change the way that healthcare is delivered, so that services can concentrate on treating and caring for patients who are in most need during this time. Please follow this You Tube link that explains the role of the School Nursing Team and how they can be contacted.
Please click on your child's class below to meet the team and see what they've been getting up to.