The Pre-School Day
Our children enjoy a varied and active day, every day they attend Pre-School. The typical day has a familiar routine which includes morning register, snack time, lunch and group time, but is ever changing which keeps our little ones on their toes. We work carefully through the EYFS curriculum to make sure our children have plenty of opportunities to satisfy their curiosity through free play, whilst taking important first steps towards readiness for school. We set out a weekly theme which is shared with parents at the start of each term, enabling the important parental: Pre-School partnership. Areas of focus might include: cultural celebrations such as Chinese new year; nurturing ‘living eggs’ where we look after chicken eggs through to hatching and the first few days of the chicks’ lives; and children’s books such as ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ and 'Elmer'; and topic work such as 'Space'.
Children can expect to enjoy: some adult led learning time, which helps to develop listening and concentration; free flow child centered learning through play with a range of toys, activities and resources; sports and physical development activities including structured sports sessions and plenty of outdoor play such as den building and bug hunting; large and small group based activities including story time, singing, arts and crafts; circle time.
We are fortunate to not only enjoy the facilities within our own building and garden, but to also access some of the school facilities such as the Primary School hall and large playing field.
Whilst we are normally based on the Pre-School site, we also take regular opportunities to take our children off site. We take an accompanied walk into the village before Easter, and arrange a summer outing. Our Christmas nativity is a must-see moment in our Pre-School year, and the children are really looking forward to their trip to see ‘The Bear’ at Norden Park Arts Centre in December.
Parents often tell us their children are not only messy by the end of the day, but physically tired – to us, these are the signs of great days for young explorers.