Here our focus is on ensuring your pre-schooler has the confidence, skills and positive attitudes to make the transition to school smooth and successful. Staff will consolidate self-help skills, increase independence and ensure your child is confident in familiar situations. Activities are still interest based, but designed to extend concentration and cover the Foundation Stage Curriculum’s seven areas of learning, which are:
• Communication and language
• Physical development
• Personal, social and emotional development
• Understanding the world
• Expressive arts and design
The flow of the day is more structured and staff will use a range of methods and resources including ‘Beat Baby’, letters and sounds, and phonic time. Pre-schoolers will work in groups to develop new concepts, learning to recognise numbers, symbols and amounts in the environment or words that are important to them personally. Favourite activities will include the computer, physical play in the garden, intricate craft work and more complex imaginative play.