Learning Through Play

We feel it is important that you understand how your child learns through play and how we help your child on their learning journey. You as parents are their first educator and we value your input and interest in your child’s life at preschool.

We follow the EYFS, however our main aim is to ensure your child is happy, feels safe and secure. This will then enable your child to learn and develop.

How Do We Implement This?

We get to know you and your child on an individual basis. We use a keyperson system, which involves one member of staff who gets to know your child through observation and discussions with you as parents/carers. This shows us what your child can do, so we can provide activities and experiences that will be enjoyable and encourage your child to learn and develop.

For example, your child may be able to count to five and has an interest in worms and bugs. We would provide activities based around mini-beasts that would include sorting, counting and investigation. Your child is learning about math’s concepts through play, as well as how to interact with others and developing confidence and self-esteem.

This is Learning Through Play.

We follow your child’s progress within a learning journey. This is a collection of observations, photographs and work of your child. It helps to build up a picture of who your child is and what they can do. We share this journey with parents and other nurseries your child may attend, as well as creating a report that can be sent onto school, in order to help them settle as quickly as possible.

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Latest News

Off on an Adventure

This half term the children will be looking at the topic, Off on an Adventure, concentrating this week on camping. Activities will include playing with the campsite in the small world area, playing with playdough on the malleable table, role-playing in the home corner, building with interlocking houses in the construction area, matching numbers to quantity on the maths table, playing board games on the table tops and listening to the book of the week Camping Out.  When listening to the story the pre-school children will discuss two words that appear in it, Campers and Falling.

In phonics this week the 2 year olds will be looking through the treasure bucket, the 3 year olds will be listening to the story The Colour Monster, then will discuss feeling happy, and the pre-school children will be clapping out objects.

The Book of the Week: Camping Out

Nature Explorers: Walking around the school maze and leaf rubbing

Homelink Activity: The homelink activities this half term will all be focused around maths.  This weeks activity is

to sing number rhymes e.g. Five Little Ducks, Ten in the Bed.