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Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) at Meadow View Primary School 

We offer places in our Nursery for 3 & 4 Year olds. Children can start with us the term after their 3rd birthday. We have an intake in September, January and April. You are able to add your child’s name to our waiting lists at any point. The earlier you apply, the more likely we are to be able to accommodate your needs. 

We offer both part time (15 hours) and full time (30 hours) places at our Nursery. Morning sessions are classed as universal learning which all children attend, however, children can also stay for the afternoon sessions meaning that their day will be 8:45am-3:15pm. If you have personal working patterns that you would like to discuss, please speak to school. 

Partnership with Parents and Carers 

We recognise the importance of working in partnership with families. We offer every child a home visit and two stay and play sessions as part of our admission arrangements before they join us in F1 and can offer individualised transition programmes should your child have particular needs. We hold parent meetings and Phonics workshops. Parents also contribute during termly parent consultations and learning showcase events. 



Here at Meadow View, we believe that the early years set the foundations for all future learning. We understand the impact that quality Early Years education has on pupil’s successes later in life. Our Foundation Stage offers children a balance of child initiated and adult led learning. We have created a language rich, engaging and purposeful environment both indoors and out that enables children to thrive and explore through discovery and reflection. We want our children to be confident in expressing themselves and feel happy, be inspired by the enriching experiences we offer, to know there is no limit to who they can be, and feel valued and celebrated as individuals. Our curriculum has our school values threaded throughout. Aspire, Wellness, Include, Achieve. 

We are proud of our Progress Skills Curriculum in EYFS. Through carefully planned direct teaching, group work and child-initiated play in the learning environment, children are able to access an ambitious, enquiry based curriculum that supports and challenges them. Our curriculum has our children at its heart. We understand how important it is to develop children’s communication and language at Meadow View and this is at the centre of our practice. The children thrive with quality interactions and highly trained staff that can quickly identify and support speech and language needs.  

Our curriculum broadens our children’s horizons, revealing a world beyond their immediate surroundings and Kimberworth. The experiences we offer are carefully planned and children can expect to meet a Fire Fighter, a Nurse, visit a farm, watch caterpillars change into butterflies and ducklings hatch during their time with us. We also have weekly sessions at our Forest School led by our Forest School Practitioner. Here, the children take part in lots of wonderful experiences like bug hunts, climbing trees, jumping in muddy puddles, watching the seasons change and toasting marshmallows over the fire pit. 

Our curriculum prepares our children for Key Stage 1 by providing a grounding for future topics that will be covered and ensuring the children are confident learners and can communicate effectively. We value each child’s individuality and diversity and foster an understanding that each person is distinct and valuable in their own right. Throughout our curriculum, we embrace various celebrations, faiths and traditions that reflect our community such as Eid, Diwali, and Christmas.  



We have developed a Mathematics curriculum at Meadow View that is systematic and built around mastery so that our children gain breadth and depth of understanding before moving into Key Stage 1. Our children leave the EYFS with a deep understanding of numerosity to ten and lots of hands on experience using a variety of manipulatives and visuals. Our skills progression in pattern, shape, space and measures enables the children to grasp mathematical language and concepts in a way that gives them the strongest foundations in Mathematics that builds on prior knowledge and creates a seamless pathway into the Y1 Mathematics curriculum. 



We have carefully selected core and enrichment texts that underpin our Literacy curriculum. These texts broaden our children’s vocabulary and these opportunities have been carefully woven into our curriculum and vocabulary is revisited regularly. We understand and value the importance of communication and language, therefore our Literacy sessions are centred around extending children’s oracy skills. We foster a love for reading in the EYFS and bring stories to life through exciting activities. Our Phonics curriculum in Nursery teaches pre phonic skills in order to prepare the children for F2. Children in Nursery are taught to listen to and discriminate different sounds and understand rhyme and rhythm before they move on to oral blending. At the beginning of F2, children are taught daily discreet phonics lessons through the Little Wandle programme. Progress is carefully tracked and informs any interventions. F2 have daily writing sessions with emphasis on oral composition and transcriptional elements of writing. All of our oracy, reading, writing and phonics sessions prepare the pupils for seamless transition onto the Y1 English curriculum. 

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