"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world". Nelson Mandela
Our carefully planned curriculum is tailored to the needs of the individual child allowing them to progress successfully through the Early Years Foundation Stage and foster a love of learning.
The following session times are available throughout the week.
There are a wide variety of activities on offer during any given session. Some resources are available for self-selection every day, for example the book corner, creative trolley, role play area, musical instruments and dressing up. This is referred to as the continuous provision. These become familiar to the children and the areas can be enhanced with further resources to enrich the children’s learning. During most sessions there will be an adult focused activity which the children will be encouraged to participate in.
Our garden is loved by the children and is open all year. Children can choose from a wide range of outdoor activities including:
sand, water, play dough, salt dough, clay, collage, painting, foam, cooking, role play, junk modelling, growing things, singing, small apparatus, climbing apparatus, parachute, book/cosy corner, musical instruments and lots of educational and fun toys. Some of these activities take place in the outdoor space.
Themed topics and daily provision
We follow a range of varied topics throughout the year with a wide choice of daily activities. The children can visit different areas in the hall such as our mark making area, (eg name cards, colouring); reading corner; sand zone; discovery area, (eg ICT use, fuzzy felt, dressing toys); malleable materials area (egplay dough, ice, shaving foam); construction area (eg mega blocks, stickle bricks and bebe blocks); creative workshop (eg lanterns or tea light holders); painting area; small world area (eg 'happy land', dolls houses, fire station); maths area (number pots, shapes puzzles).
During group times we bring the children together. There are 2 group times throughout the session and will always be different. One session will include some kind of story telling – this could be through a book, story sack or the children performing the story themselves. During the other session we sing songs, play games, music and movement, to name a few.