Early Years Information

Bankwood Nursery

FS0 – 2 Year Old Provision

Bankwood Primary School admits children from age 2 for free early learning (FEL) provision. We have an FS0 class (for 2 year olds and rising 3’s) offering 24 part time places.  Children are offered a 3 hour session, either morning or afternoon.  Session times are:

Morning 8:30am – 11:30am

Afternoon 12:10pm – 3:10pm

If your child is entitled to 2-year-old free early learning or you would like more information please contact the school office.

 

FS1 – Pre School

We also have a 26 (full time equivalent) place nursery for 3 and 4 year olds. Children are offered 15 hours of Free Early Learning (FEL) which can be allocated as 2 and a half days at either the beginning or end of the week.

Option 1 8:30am – 3:10pm Monday and Tuesday, 8:30am – 11:30am Wednesday

Option 2 12:10pm – 3:10pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30am – 3:10pm

Children attending FS1 will need a packed lunch when staying for a full day. Those children entitled to a free school meal will be provided with a grab-bag (cold lunch) from the school kitchen.

 

The Nursery Curriculum

In our nursery classes, children learn through a play-based curriculum.  Throughout the sessions they are supported to develop key skills that will lay the foundations for future learning in reading, writing and maths.

 

Learning at Home

The best way for your child to learn at home is for you to talk, play and read with them.  The nursery staff will provide tips and ideas to help you support your child at home.  The nursery also has a home library, families are encouraged to use the library and borrow books to share at home.

FS2 — Starting school at Bankwood

In our FS2 classes, children learn through a balance of taught key skills and a play-based creative curriculum. Throughout the day children will be taught literacy, maths and phonics as well as having opportunities to develop their own learning both inside and outdoors.

The school day

8:15am
Our breakfast café is open for you to come and enjoy breakfast and a game before school starts (all children must be accompanied by an adult).

8:40am
The school day begins. Children enter through the pupil entrance on the KS1 corridor. For the first 10 minutes of each session, parents are encouraged to come into school with their child
and choose a learning activity to do together. Parents are not permitted into school after 8:50am.

3:10pm
School finishes. Children need to be collected promptly from the external classroom doors.

Learning at home

For all our children, we believe that a close partnership between home and school is essential to ensure the best education for your child. There will be a reading book and key words to learn, as well as a ‘home learning’ project linked to the school topic every term. We also love to hear about other learning children have been up to at home to add to their learning journey at school!

EYFS Curriculum Overview