Welcome to Early Years at West Road Primary Academy!


Here you will be able to find out about information regarding classes, homework and our curriculum. Our unit has one Nursery and two Reception Classes.

At West Road we put children at the heart of everything we do. We believe that every child can achieve amazing things and it is our job to deliver a rich and personalised education, unlocking doors and creating a love of learning, so that every child is empowered and has the opportunity to choose their own future. We believe this starts in Early Years and our team aim provide a nurturing and inspiring learning environment in order to enable each child to develop the skills to be resilient, confident and independent individuals in order to succeed in their future academic endeavours.

If you are considering West Road as the place for your child, we warmly welcome visits to our setting. Please contact admin@westrd.doncaster.sch.uk if you would like to ask any questions or arrange a visit to our school.


Welcome to EYFS!

Here is the team:

Nursery (Bluebells) led by Miss R Craddock (EYFS Lead)

Class 1 (Reception Snowdrops) led by Miss B Patterson

Class 2 (Reception Daffodils) led by Mrs J Dixon



This year, we are the Bluebells class. Our Nursery timings are:

Morning Nursery 8:30am-11:30am

Afternoon Nursery 12:15-3:15pm

30 hours pupils 8:30am-3:15pm

30 hours free childcare

You may be able to get 30 hours free childcare if:

  • you live in England
  • your child is 3 to 4 years old


Your eligibility depends on:

  • if you are working
  • your income (and your partner’s income, if you have one)
  • your child’s age and circumstances
  • your immigration status

For more information, please click here.

Bags of Fun for Nursery

Remember to change your bag of fun whenever you are ready. There are many bags to choose from with some fantastic books and activities inside for you to share with your child. Please check all contents are in the bag before you return them.

Star of the week: Star of the week assembly takes place on a Friday at 09:00. Two adults for each star can join us in school to celebrate their child’s achievement.

PE: Your Reception PE days are: Tuesday and Thursday.

PE: Your Nursery PE day is: Wednesday.

Reading Books: Please read 3 times a week at home as this positively impacts your child’s progress in reading and writing. If your child reads 3 times a week, they will be a Reader Leader! Please help your child become a Reader Leader at school and fill in their reading record book. Pupils are expected to bring their book bag daily.

Reading for Pleasure Books: Alongside your child’s reading book which is tailored to their reading level, your child will also be given a ‘reading for pleasure’ book. This book is for you to share together at home to promote a love of reading. Reading for pleasure books will be changed when returned to school.

Homework: Your child will be given homework on a Friday. They have until the following Thursday to complete their homework and hand it back to the class teacher. Homework can also be accessed on Tapestry.

Free School Milk: Until your child reaches the age of 5, they are entitled to free school milk. In order to receive this you must register your child every term with Cool Milk. If your child is in receipt of means tested free school meals, they will continue to receive free milk until the end of Year 2.

If you have not already done so, please visit the website below and fill out the registration.


Fruit and Water: Your child will receive a free piece of fruit every day. All children can bring a bottle of water to school too.

Class Emails: Please feel free to contact any member of the EYFS staff should you have questions or queries.

Nursery – nursery@westrd.doncaster.sch.uk

Class 1 – class1@westrd.doncaster.sch.uk

Class 2 – class2@westrd.doncaster.sch.uk

PE Kits, Uniforms and Clothing

All children in the Nursery and Reception classes must wear school uniform. It gives them a sense of identity and belonging to the school. It also enables them to save their better clothes for home, as children at school explore as they play and their uniform can get dirty with paint, glue and mud!

Reception children need to bring their PE kits to school the first day back each term. They can leave it at school for the term where it will be returned for washing. They will need a T-shirt and some shorts in a small PE bag.

Homework and Reception Reading Bags

Children in Nursery and Reception receive weekly homework activities, which support the learning they have done in school that week.

It is expected that all children do these weekly activities to help support their learning. It also enables you to see what they have been learning and support them in their learning too.

Reception children need to practice their letters and words at home each day and bring their reading bag to school everyday. This enables the adults in their class to hear them read and change their words and letters.