The staff in our Pre-School work closely with our Reception team. As a result, Pre-School children are introduced to concepts which they will also come across in Reception, for example Jolly Phonics, Numicon and printed letter shapes.
The Pre-School and Reception team work as a department, planning and sharing the same theme each half term, for example dinosaurs, mini-beasts, people who help us and super heroes.
There is continuity in our Early Years environment which supports the children with their transition from Pre-School to Reception.
We strongly believe that young children learn through play as well as through experiences which capture their imaginations.
During each session, the children will:
Children in our Pre-School have the opportunity to visit our library once a week to borrow a book. Research by the Nuffield Foundation and the University of Newcastle has shown that parents and carers who read with Pre-School children are giving them a language advantage of eight months. Further information can be found here.