The staff in pre-school are Mrs Stevens, Mrs Bullock, and Miss Scriven and our aim is to ensure that children’s learning, development and care is tailored to meet children’s individual needs and interests. We work closely with parents to ensure children meet their full potential.
During their time at pre-school children’s progress will be measured against the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which provides milestones in seven areas of development that children are expected to achieve at certain ages. The three key areas are Personal, Social and Emotional development, Communication and Language and Physical development. It is important that children have the necessary skills in these areas in order to have the foundations for future learning in other areas of the EYFS and as they move into school.
Now for the fun part, how do children gain these skills? Here in pre-school they learn and develop through a range of exciting activities that provide them with the skills to listen, make decisions, engage in conversations, investigate and experiment and use their imaginations. During the last year we have watched caterpillars turn into butterflies, visited the Wyre Forest and adopted our very own giraffe! Daily activities include role play, building, small world play, mark making and messy and creative activities. We make friends, learn to share and take turns and how to sit quietly and enjoy stories and group times. We love playing outside, both in our own area and across the whole school grounds. Each week we have a P.E session and join the whole school for an assembly. In pre-school we like to have parties and celebrations to mark occasions such as Harvest Festival, Bonfire night, Children in Need and Christmas. Above all pre-school is about the children having fun and being happy while they play and learn.