3+ (Pre-School) | Jelly Beans
This room is where we prepare children for school, with a strong focus on developing children’s concentration and independence. Here, all children are encouraged and guided to participate in various pre-school activities.
Circle time and group work is part of the everyday routine, encouraging children to identify names, letters, days of the week, months and seasons. There is a range of opportunities for the children to extend their own learning throughout the day, enabling them to build on their current knowledge with the support and encouragement from staff to scaffold their development.
Children have full access to the computer based within the room, with a wide range of educational programmes. Children also have access to a variety of books and reading materials. Children have an excellent opportunity to express their creativity through arts and crafts with the creative boxes available to them. These boxes can purposefully be wheeled around to encourage children to investigate and explore.
Children in pre-school also begin to learn the early phases of phonics. We plan fun games and activities to introduce children to rhymes and rhythms and also to learn letter sounds. This is excellent preparation for their next phase of learning at school where phonics continues to be taught.
We have excellent links with our local feeder schools and aim to make the transition from nursery to school as smoothly and as enjoyable as possible for each individual child.