Our Early Years Vision
At Waterside we have such a fun and vibrant school where pupils, staff, governors, parents and the school community work extremely hard and have high expectations of one another. We are committed to the highest standards of teaching and learning – achieved through a combination of challenge, support, encouragement and praise – to ensure that all students fulfill their potential.
Within the Waterside Primary Early Years area of school, you will find a welcoming and purposeful environment, with relationships built on mutual respect. Our supportive pastoral systems help pupils to achieve beyond their expectations and develop a strong sense of responsibility for themselves, their peers and the wider world. Our unique early years pupils develop skills for lifelong learning. Achievement and a 'can do' attitude are at the heart of our philosophy; we support this through nurturing pupils’ creativity, encouraging independent thinking and learning and showing that mistakes can be a learning opportunity.
We are a forward-thinking school and EYFS department who is constantly striving for excellence in all that we do. Through teachers and practitioners individual work on current research and developments within education, such as current training and government initiatives like dough disco, we aim to inspire all learners to grow and develop in an ever changing world.
Choosing your child’s school is one of the hardest decisions that parents can make and we want all of our parents to be at ease knowing that their child is happy and having a full and rich curriculum based on mutual respect.There are many questions you will want to ask and we hope that this website will give an insight into the many aspects of school life and will help you to make that decision. Have a look around our site and you will come across some of the information below.
-On our Homepage you will find a calendar with important dates and links to our whole schools latest newsletters.
-In our 'Information' section you will find tabs that cover our curriculum, policies and admissions procedures as well as links to other key areas of our school.
-The 'Search' function at the top of the page allows you to search for specific information using keywords.
-Our 'Galleries' section has photographs of our most recent events and activities from individual classes.
Our class blogs are updated every week in both Nursery and Reception they will show you every week the inspirational learning that is taking place, how the children are developing and what environment they are learning in. We also give top tips to parents to help with different parts of the curriculum and how we make learning fun!
Here at Waterside Primary School, we believe that every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to achieve their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and the age of five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.
We each believe here at Waterside Primary that we deliver outstanding education day in and day out, our department has highly skilled teachers and practitioners, who work daily to ensure that every child reaches their full potential and gets the highest standard of education and pastoral care when in and out of school. We aim to work closely with parents and families to ensure that support and guidance is there and in place to support their child further at home.
Our parents are very important to us as we know from experience that children thrive with good support from school and at home, at Waterside we welcome our parents and are always looking for ways to develop strong and positive links. We carefully monitor all of the children's developments and this is shared with parents frequently. We want our parents as involved as possible in their child's education so we often ask parents to join us for special events in school and provide parents with ways to inform us of their child's home achievements.