Foundation Stage

Welcome to EYFS 

In EYFS we start to lay the foundations of the children’s learning journey whilst at Woodwater Academy. We offer the children a broad and balanced curriculum, based on developing the children’s learning through an holistic curriculum which is tailored to the needs and interests of our children in the unit. The children learn through a mixture of child and adult initiated activities and have access to an extensive outside and inside area, with plenty of opportunities for children to learn through play.

We have three classes in EYFS, one Nursery and two reception. Our EYFS classrooms allow children from all classes to explore the entire unit, learning as they go!

Take a look at what we are learning about this term:

EYFS Topic letter Autumn

Autumn Term 2023

The children in EYFS have been enjoying exploring both their new classes and the outside areas. They have already settled well into new routines, made new friendships and shared reading books with each other. We are all looking forward to learning new skills and knowledge in the coming year.  


The nursery children have been going on a real bear hunt in the school grounds. The children made ‘swishy swashy’ sounds as they moved their hands through the long grasses up on the field. Where can you go on a bear hunt? 


This week the children have been looking at the book JUNK DNA by Clare Thompson. They have used the book as inspiration to make their own designs out of junk. Some children used their imagination to create images of themselves using the different shapes, while two other friends designed an aeroplane. What would you make out of the junk? 

Spring Term 2024

Nursery Topic letter spring 2024

Reception Topic letter Spring 2024


Following work in literacy, the children in Reception have been busy designing their own pizzas. After designing their ideas, they wrote a shopping list of ingredients they needed and then made them. The children were all fantastic at following instructions and were very proud of their achievements. They especially enjoyed eating them in the class ‘pizza party’.


The Reception children have been learning about the text ‘Sharing a Shell’ by Julia Donaldson. They have discussed how the characters learn to share and work together. Following this, the children explored painting their own shells and practised their counting skills using shells.