Early Years

Welcome to the Early Years at Hotwells Primary School!  Our primary aim is for our children to be happy, healthy, safe and secure; for them to make friends and develop a love of learning. We teach children to be creative and curious learners, to be resilient and adaptable and to learn how to be responsible young people; future custodians of the planet.

The Foundation Stage, which includes Nursery and Reception, is the period of education up to the end of the Reception year. The Foundation Stage is all about building the key skills of speaking, listening, concentration, resilience, working successfully with others and being a caring citizen. It is also about developing the early communication, literacy and mathematical skills in order to prepare children for Key Stage 1 of the National Curriculum, which begins in Year 1.

At Hotwells we have high expectations of all children and we provide a safe, inspiring and caring environment in which children learn and develop independence and responsibility.  We also know that children learn best when they are happy and engaged and our aim is for Hotwells children to love learning!

Click here to view our Early Years Curriculum Statement