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.’

Nursery

This year, we are the Queen Elizabeth II 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

Eligibility

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.

Nursery to Reception Transition.

Reception

This year we have the following classes:

  • Prince William class
  • Prince Charles class

Reader Leaders in Reception

Please help your child to become a Reader Leader at school by sharing and reading their story book with them at least three times a week, filling in their reading record book. Pupils are expected to bring in their book bag daily.

FREE BOOKS FOR CHILDREN AGED 5 YEARS AND UNDER

Remember to register your child for free books every month with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Register now if you haven’t as the books are amazing.

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 can you go onto the website below and fill out the registration.

www.coolmilk.com/register

Fruit and Water

Your child will receive a free piece of fruit every day. Reception children can also bring a piece of fruit from home to eat at school if they wish. All children can bring a bottle of water to school too.

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.