Playing is undoubtedly what children do best. Did you know it actually makes them smarter? Though all forms of play are beneficial to children, creative play is what fosters a child's ability to retain knowledge & be more mindful of their own lives.
Means that our children have lots of resources and opportunities to discover new skills and learning, with lots of freedom to move around and more importantly, explore the world around them
"Pausing to listen to an airplane, stooping to watch a ladybird, sitting on a rock to watch waves crash over the quayside - children have their own agendas & timescales. We need to hear their voices." - Cathy Nutbrown
By providing drawing materials, children are encouraged to create their own masterpieces which are proudly displayed in our 'ART GALLERY' which increases a child's self confidence and self esteem
is easy, especially when you're doing messy play together
We love to celebrate good times. We marked the Queens Diamond Jubliee by having our very own street party complete with bunting and party games!
We just love to explore! Here we are on our Autumn walk in Hall Lee Bank Park collecting lots of conkers, pine cones, leaves, sticks and acorns to make our Autumn collage, not to mention making time to paddle in the stream and run down the hill!
Fully Secure outdoor play areas with lots of natural resources for the children to explore safely.
We go on trips to the local parks and library, to enhance their opportunities for learning.
Annual Sports Day, Nativity, celebrate special events; Queens Diamond Jubilee, The Olympics & special religious occasions.
Visits from local community,such as the Police, the Fire Service, Doctors and Dentists
This is an area where we will post funny ancedotes or delightful comments children have said which may amuse or astound you with their own wisdom.
We would like to receive from our parents such little gems of wisdom or observations their children have made.
You can either print off and fill these in and bring them into Pre-School or email them to us!
This is the page where youcan find out all about our term themes and what kind of things we will be getting up to and how you as a parent or carer can be involved in your child's learning and development.
Our theme this term is 'Physical Development'
we will be learning about different parts of our bodies and what amazing things our bodies can do such as running, jumping, hopping, writing, painting, singing and so on. We will be learning about our emotions and what things make us happy, sad, angry and excited and what actions our bodies do when we have these feelings. We will be learning to put on our own coats and shoes all by ourselves and become more independent. This term we will also be very busy with our Christmas Nativity and our Fancy Dress Christmas Party.
Our theme this term is 'Agriculture' we will be learning all about the various machinery that is used on farms such as combine harvesters, ploughs, tractors, balers. We will be learning about different animals, their babies names, the sounds they make and what we get from animals such as wool, milk and meat. We will be trying out different foods to eat such as goats cheese and milk and we will be visiting our local Sainsburys store to learn about healthy eating and the different types of food that we can buy from there and learn which types of food are grown in our own country.
Our theme this term is 'fables, nursery rhymes and fairy tales'
If you feel you can help with any resources or ideas surrounding any of these themes in Pre-School please speak to one of the Aunties.