Wells Hall Primary School

Early Years

Our children say…

“I like learning to read and write”  

“I like playing and learning outside”

“I enjoy playing and building things with the bricks”

“I love playing and learning new things”

“I like learning to draw”

“I like learning with Lego”  

“I enjoy playing in the house and learning my phonics”

Click here to view our Early Years Foundation Stage booklet.


Caterpillars 2

Nursery nurses: Mrs Prentice, Mrs Roberts

Level 3 Practitioners: Mrs Ashdown, Mrs Ruiz, Mrs Radford, Miss Willis

Caterpillars 3/4

Teacher: Mrs Lawler

Level 3 Practitioners: Mrs Ashdown, Mrs Ruiz, Mrs Radford, Miss Willis


Anning Class

Teacher: Mrs Gyte

Support Staff: Mrs Mychajluk, Mrs Ruiz

Peake Class

Teachers: Mrs Richardson, Mrs Williams

Support staff: Mrs Read, Mrs Howard

Bonjour from the brilliant beginnings of EYFS

We are made up of 4 classes… Creative Caterpillars 2 and Cracking Caterpillars 3/4 in Nursery and the amazing Anning class and proficient Peake class in Reception.

At Wells Hall Primary School, we place great value on the development of children as individuals and provide them with the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to prepare them to become independent and aspirational learners. Staff are passionate about ensuring all children feel safe, secure and ready to learn.

Our aim in the EYFS provision, available from the term after children are 2 years old, is to build strong foundations rooted in academic success as well as forming the skills for lifelong learning. 

Creating a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning

Our enabling environment and warm, skilful adult interactions support the children as they begin to link learning to their play and exploration. As the pupils move through Early Years, we invest time and energy into helping pupils set and reflect on their own goals by aiming high and developing a love of reading, writing and number.  This is delivered through a curriculum which maximises opportunities for meaningful cross-curricular links and learning experiences as well as promoting the unique child by offering extended periods of play and sustained thinking following children’s interests and ideas. 

We value imagination and creativity and seek to create a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning through an exciting continuous indoor and outdoor provision, alongside trips, visits and regular forest school sessions. 

Children in EYFS learn by, playing and exploring, being active and creating and thinking critically. 

  • Playing and Exploring – children investigate and experience things, and ‘have a go’. 
  • Active Learning – children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties and enjoy achievements. 
  • Creating and Thinking Critically – children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas and develop strategies for doing things. 

The impact of the EYFS curriculum is reflected in having well rounded, happy and confident children. The EYFS team work diligently to ensure that children are surrounded by a kind, caring and happy environment which helps children in their journey through school. It is a positive place to be where resilience, perseverance and successes are celebrated and every child feels valued and respected.