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 Numicon and printed letter shapes.
The Pre-School and Reception team work as a department, planning and sharing the same theme each 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.
'I like listening to stories on the headphones.
Elsa is my favourite.'
We strongly believe that young children learn through open ended play opportunities 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.