We offer the children a wide variety of play activities to enable
the children to learn through play. Our curriculum follows the early years foundation stage principles enabling the
children to achieve the Early Learning Goals by the end of their reception
year in school. Whilst some play experiences are available everyday,
the children are also introduced to a wide variety of other learning
|The programme of activities is planned by the staff team with guidance
from a teacher provided by the LEA. The long and medium planning is
available on the notice board and the short term plans within the
playroom. Please take a look. We also provide information of activities
planned so that you, as parents, can think of any resources, ideas
or stories you may have to contribute in keeping with the theme. We
welcome all suggestions, even if we dont use them immediately.
This is the beauty of being a community group, we know that many of
our parents have special expertise that they can share with us.
Each session begins with the register and a chance for the children
to share any news they have with each other. The leader explains what
is the focus of the days play. Around 10.00am the children break from
play to have milk/water and a healthy snack.
|The session ends with a large
group activity, singing or a story. During the session your child
will have the choice to work in small groups with others, independently
with thier keyworker or other staff in small or large groups.
We encourage children to explore and learn from different materials,
paint, dough, glue and clay. Invariably the children do get messy.
Although we do encourage the children to wear aprons, they do not
prevent accidents. Please do not send children in thier best clothes
to pre-school. Whenever accidents do occur you will be pleased to
know all the paint, felt tips and glue used is washable, soak in cold
water first if there is any doubt.
||Encouraging Creativity Works of Art
We support and encourage children in their activities but we resist
the temptation to be over helpful.
This means that their works of
art are all their own work. Sometimes these may look to an adult rather
messy, but the child has spent time and care with colours and textures
|It is their master piece. Please remember this and always praise your
childs achievement. It is their work not ours. Work is handed out
at the end of each session.