Pre School

“In our Pre School Room we provide a fun and stimulating learning experience that incorporates the fundamental aspects of a school environment and concentrates on preparing children aged for children aged 3 -5 years for school” We offer children with the opportunity to play with a variety of accessible toys that promote all areas of their development from 3D modelling and role play to jolly phonics and writing skills. Typical activities covered within this age group consist of superhero play whereby all children are taught right from wrong including the positive aspects of how superheroes help others. Along with making up stories, poems and rhymes and lastly carrying out risk taking activities involving the use of hammers and nails under close adult supervision. ps1 We have a creative area where the children are able to get messy and investigate with paint, glue, gloop, sand, shredded paper, pasta, rice, jelly and water, along with developing their mark making skills with use of the easel and drawing table. Children in this age group have thoroughly enjoyed combining different textures to explore the cause and effect along with writing letters to others and posting them in the nursery post box. ps2 We also have a separate home corner whereby the children can imitate adults from home carrying out general duties such as cooking, cleaning, ironing and washing along with a separate fantasy role play room where the children can dress up as their favourite superheroes such as police officers fire fighters, doctors, soldiers, bat man, super women, hulk, spider man, fairies and wizards together with, acting out various scenarios in our army den, doctors surgery, emergency call centre and potion making factory. ps3 Along with this, we provide the children with a quite area where they are able to have a rest period, look at books, focus on letter and number recognition, jolly phonics and participate in circle times which provide the opportunity to recall and review the learning experiences carried out with in the day or “show and tell” something to their peers that they are particularly proud of, boosting their self esteem and self worth. ps4 Furthermore, the children are given daily access to the nursery I Pad where they can experience a range of educational games such as art, puzzles, matching, sequencing, adding and subtracting and early literacy skills. ps5 In addition to this, we offer the children with a choice of outdoor play where they are able to explore in our mud kitchen to make mud pies; role play in our builders yard; hunt for mini beasts in our investigation area and explore sound using our homemade music wall. ps6 Along with this, we have space for cars, bikes, scooters and trucks; climbing and balancing, ball games and our very own fruit and vegetable growing patch. ps7 We also take the children out of the nursery to the local pond; nature reserve and park where they are able to explore and investigate the environment as well as taking risks with the larger apparatus. Along with this, we also take the children to the local fire station, police station and the local shop to buy food for a cooking activity and seeds and bulbs for a growing activity where we discuss money and quantity and the importance of road safety.