EARLY YEARS (2-5 years)
We start our day with story time every morning, followed by show and tell, where our children share their special or interesting things with the group. Our preschool is divided into three rooms and an outside play area.
Room 1 has a Maths areas and Construction area.
Room 2 has an art area, a sand area and a water play area.
Room 3 has an ICT area, a roleplay area and a dressing up area.
The curriculum we follow is The Early Years Foundation stage which is divided into three prime areas; Personal, Social and Emotional development; Communication and Language and Physical development and four specific areas; Expressive Arts and Design; Mathematics; Understanding the World and Literacy.
This room has a Maths area, a Literacy area and a Construction area, all designed to prepare children for their future learning in primary school. Children are encouraged to explore numbers, letters and create strucures to fuel their imagination. As part of our literacy promotion, our children are following the Jolly Phonics curriculum. We have a letter of the week and we sing phonics song and play phonics themed games.
This room is a messy play room with an art area for children to express their creativity, a sand area for them to explore texture, measurements and sometimes they find hidden treasures, like the phonics letter of the week! There is also a water play area for further exploration, looking at capacity and enjoying water based fun!
This room is all about releasing your inner thespian! The children play out scenarios and adventures in the roleplay area and have fun dressing up as anything from a princess to a fireman...or even a Gruffalo! There is an ICT area with a desktop PC and two tablets to promote digital literacy and to get children familiar with interactive learning platforms.
Outside Play Area
We have a wonderful new outside area! It has increased in size and now has a new shock-proof surface, astro turf, a host of ride-on toys and includes designated areas to promote learning: An art area, an outdoor kitchen area, a water play area, an adventure area!