Making magical memories
Our Pre-School offers children the opportunity to gain a broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life. Within this room our highly skilled staff help children to work towards the “Early Learning Goals” (the knowledge, skills and understanding that children should have at the end of the academic year in which they turn five).
The children within this room have access to continuous provision areas such as construction, creative, ICT, sensory, role play, sand and water play. Adults provide children with a degree of freedom to experiment, make judgments, choose activities and express ideas.
The children take part in more focused activities that develop literacy, mathematics and scientific understanding. There are specific phonic sessions incorporated into the daily pre-school structure that develop children’s understanding of sound and letter formation. Sustained Shared Thinking is an ongoing concept within pre-school. The staff ensure the children’s thoughts, ideas and experiences are embedded into everyday practice.
The pre-school children take part in a weekly P.E session which not only promotes their physical development but also helps them to develop self-care routines such as dressing and undressing.
Pre-school have a mascot called Lenny Lion who can accompany the children on holiday or family trips allowing children the opportunity to care for him. This helps promote the children’s personal, social and emotional development.
The children also have access to the sensory room, wet room, library, dining room and large outdoor space.
- Early Years Teacher input
- Weekly PE session
- Show and tell sessions
- Phonics sessions
- Woodland Explorer sessions taking place each Monday and Friday
- Computer to promote ICT skills
- Mascot – supporting Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Self-service at meal times
- Secure outdoor play area
- Excellent support in transition to school