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Ellen Wilkinson
Primary School

Early Years


Our Vision:

How we teach in Early Years:

How we ensure access for all:

How we develop cultural capital:

How we know your child is succeeding:

How you can support your child:


Early Years at EWPS

Our mission within the Early Years at Ellen Wilkinson Primary School is to be a caring school that enables children to succeed as unique individuals and celebrates their achievements.  A place where the children are inspired and develop interests in learning for life, within a happy, creative and secure environment. We have the highest expectations and aspirations for all our children with a genuine commitment by all staff to ensure that our children get the best possible start to their learning journey. We aim to develop children’s interests with the aid of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and build them up to be independent and enthusiastic learners for life.

How we teach in Early Years

We have a maximum intake of 138 children in Early Years. We have Nursery sessions in the morning and afternoon that run from 8.30 to 11.30am and then at 12.30 to 3.30pm. Each Nursery session has a maximum capacity of 39 children. We also have two fantastic reception classes each holding 30 children.

The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework sets standards to enable the Early Years like us, to provide a rich and personalised experience to the children.

In Ellen Wilkinson Primary School, we teach the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework through the support of:

Three prime areas

  • Communication & Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Four specific areas

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive Arts and Design

We also ensure that a holistic character for learning is developed and nurtured.

How we know your child is succeeding

At Ellen Wilkinson Primary School we observe and track all children’s development thoroughly. We set long term targets for children and provide opportunities for children to exemplify their skills and abilities. Children are also set next step targets to help secure and embed any new learning that takes place. Parents are equally involved with emailed updates on the children’s learning and outcomes with reports from our online children’s profiles. We offer parents opportunities to come in regularly throughout the year and be involved in the stimulating activities on offer through Stay & Play sessions and our Busy Book Scrapbooking mornings; and help support the enjoyment and engagement of children in order to make them independent learners.

Curriculum map and key documents


2018-2019 Our Topics


All About Me

We discover a little more about each other as we settle into our new classes with our new teachers.


Festivals And Celebrations

We begin to have an awareness about the world around us and how we are the same and different.


Growing: Plants & Animals

We evolve our  understanding about how things grow and change in the environment around us.


Let's Pretend

A variety of stories are introduced to develop their language and comprehension skills.

If you would like to find out more information please contact:

Sheleena Laskar
Assistant Head Teacher & Early Years Leader