Broadwater Primary School

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By the time children come to school at the age of three they have already taken major steps towards independence and developed a wide range of abilities.  Most have an impressive range of physical and social skills and a constantly growing understanding of the world in which they live.  Most are verbally competent, often in more than one language and each has his or her own particular talents and needs to which we respond.  At Broadwater we aim to plan activities and experiences which will help all children to make progress in their development and learning and to do this in a caring and child-centred way.

 Aims for the Foundation Stage

Throughout the Foundation Stage we aim to support, promote and develop each child’s

  • personal, social and emotional wellbeing: promoting an inclusive ethos and providing opportunities for each child to become a valued member of the group so that a strong self image and self esteem are promoted;
  • positive attitudes and dispositions towards their learning: in particular an enthusiasm for knowledge and learning, and a confidence in their ability to become successful learners;
  • social skills: in particular by providing opportunities that enable them to learn how to cooperate and work harmoniously alongside, and with, one another and listen to one another;
  • attention skills and persistence; in particular the capacity to concentrate on their own play or on group tasks;
  • language and communication: with opportunities for all children to talk and communicate in a widening range of situations, to respond to adults and to one another, to practise and extend the range of vocabulary and communication skills they use, and to listen carefully;
  • reading and writing: with opportunities for all children to explore, enjoy, learn about, and use words and text in a broad range of contexts and to experience a rich variety of books;
  • mathematics: with opportunities for children to develop their understanding of number, measurement, pattern, shape and space by providing a broad range of contexts in which they can explore, enjoy, learn, practise and talk about them;
  • understanding the world: with opportunities for all children to solve problems, make decisions, experiment, predict, plan and questioning a varied range of contexts, and to explore and find out about their environment, and people and places that have significance in their lives;
  • physical development: with opportunities for all children to develop and practise their fine motor skills and gross motor skills, increase their understanding of how their bodies work and what they need to be healthy and safe;
  • expressive arts and design: with opportunities for all children to explore and share their thoughts and ideas and feelings through a wide variety of art, design technology, music, movement, dance and imaginative and role play activities; 


Nursery Polar Bear Class


Ms Julie Hills - Class Teacher



Mrs Shirley Reid - Early Years Educator



Miss Gloria Lee - Early Years Educator



 Supporting Staff

Ms Humera - Learining Assistant




Mrs Kesha Patel - Learning Assistant