What is a Pre-School child?
- Pre-school children are aged from 36-60 months.
- This is an important age where we get children ready for school.
- We encourage independence.
- We learn to make some special friendships.
Learning through play!
- We provide play based activities to support children in learning Maths and Literacy skills.
- Children are able to access various resources throughout the day.
- We have specific planned activities set up on our tables.
- The room is kept regularly refreshed to keep children interested and stimulated.
What you will find when you enter the Pre-School Room?
In the Pre-School Room we have:
- a role play area
- a small world area with open access resources
- a construction area
- a reading/book corner
- a feelings and emotions area
- an ICT area
- mark making table
- finger gym table
- experience trays
- open access art trolley
- 2 rooms for the children to access throughout the day
Literacy and Mathematics
- We teach children to hold a pencil correctly.
- We use Jolly Phonics to support letter/sound recognition.
- We support the children in counting as far as they can go!
- The children are taught shape and number recognition.
School Readiness and Transition
- We provide a range of opportunities to support school readiness.
- The main areas we focus on include: independence, name/letter recognition, self-dressing and self-toileting.
- Children are encouraged to dress up in role play clothes, get their own coats and shoes on and we also have PE in the summer term to encourage self-dressing.
- We encourage self-serving at snack time
- We ensure the receiving schools are fully informed about each individual child.
- Nursery Practitioners contact each reception teacher and introduce themselves when schools places have been allocated. They must invite them to visit the setting.
- We hold a parent/carer transition meetings at the end of June/beginning of July to enable staff to speak to parents/carers about their child’s learning journal and share the assessment records.
- Following these meetings, we complete all records, enter the child’s information onto the prime and specific review tables and securely email them to the school by the end of the term in July to allow the new teacher to assess the information before the end of the summer term.
- All the children’s work, observations, photographs and other records is gathered and put into the learning journal if necessary and to distributed to all parents/carers when the child is leaving.