Pre-Preparatory

Pre-Preparatory Equipment

  • Building blocks
  • Sand and water trays
  • Texture pictures
  • Small world toys
  • Jigsaws
  • Scooter
  • Tunnels
  • Tents
  • Balls & Hoop
  • Activity folders
  • Cars
  • Bikes
  • Reading books
  • Handwriting books
  • Phonics books
  • Topic folders
  • Book corner
  • Flash cards
  • Foam letters
  • Letter line
  • Teaching clock
  • Maths/Number activity books
  • Shape pictures
  • Counting blocks
  • Number rhymes
  • Number line
  • Mud Kitchen
  • Construction toys
  • Sand and water trays
  • Texture trays
  • Cars and trucks
  • Computer
  • Electronic toys
  • Puzzles
  • Sharing games
  • Dolls house
  • Dressing Up
  • Paint
  • Chalk boards
  • Puppets
  • Instruments
  • Model making materials
  • Balls
  • Climbing frame
  • See-saws
  • Scooter
  • Jigsaws
  • Beads
  • Laces & cards
  • Gated garden set with free flowing activities
  • Ipad Activities

Within our Pre-Preparatory department

All children make progress, they are not left behind. Children’s individual needs are met. Children are treated equally. We work in partnership with parents and professionals to enhance our children’s chances of success. High teaching, learning and caring standards are met and maintained through good planning, observation and assessment of each child. A secure foundation for future learning is laid.

Our Daily Routines

Pupils experience a wide range of activities daily. The nursery routine is not regimented, but flexible and adaptable to each pupil’s needs. We are well equipped, well resourced and give our children within all age groups the opportunity to develop to their full potential with a variety of daily activities.

An extensive range of modern educational toys and equipment are used, each designed to make learning constructive, effective and fun.

3 – 4 Years old ‘Woodpeckers

Pupils continue to develop all of the skills listed in the above year. With a wide range of materials and activities, each child’s numeracy and literacy develops rapidly. Children are encouraged to use extended and complex sentences in their spoken language. Secure relations are formed with the staff team who give comfort and guidance.

4 – 5 Years old Reception Group ‘Robins’

Our pupils have a strong sense of their own identity. They respect rules and customs. They show care and are understanding. They have good social skills. Literacy and problem solving, reasoning and numeracy skills are developing successfully. They have experienced a variety of modern technological equipment such as ICT.

They are achieving successfully the early learning goals of:

  • Personal, social and emotional development.
  • Communication & Language
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the world
  • Physical development
  • Expressive Art & Design
  • Literacy

Daily Provision and requirements

Food and Beverages – Is provided throughout the day and are healthy and nutritious. These meals are inclusive of the schools fees plan. Children receive a Breakfast, which is made up of healthy cereal, wholemeal toast or fruit, with either fruit juice or milk. Lunch, which comprises of a healthy hot dinner and a sweet, with either water or milk.; and Tea, which comprises of sandwiches with either fresh fruit or yoghurt with an afternoon drink of water or milk.

Food and Beverages for babies who are not weaned – Parents provide milk, food and additional beverages that best suits their baby until they are weaned. These foods are kept in a fridge throughout the day. Once baby is weaned, all food and beverages are provided by the school and the pre-preparatory school.

  • School Uniform – Basic school uniform is worn by all pupils from the age of 2 years. A uniform list is available.

A sample of the Daily Activities of our pupils aged 2– 3 years

  • Monday - Doctors & nurses, mega blocks, story time, slides, puzzles, number computer, cars and trucks, float and sink and topic pictures.
  • Tuesday - Home corner (shop), stickle bricks, nursery rhyme books, tunnels, shape sorter, computer, animals, sand letters and chalk boards.
  • Wednesday - Dolls house, duplo, climbing frames, shape pictures, keyboards, toy vehicles, sand & water wheels and topic colouring.
  • Thursday – Telephones, waffle bricks, alphabet books, bikes, counting blocks, alphabet computer, small world bag, wet & dry and menu orders.
  • Friday – Puppets, wooden blocks, exploring books, see-saws, number rhymes, electronic toys, dolls and clothes, sand pictures and sand letters.

A sample of the Daily Activities of our pupils aged 3-5 years

  • Monday - News, doctors and nurses, float and sink, investigation/explore, slides, sound books, blocks, story time, cars and trucks, topic drawing and teaching clock.#
  • Tuesday - Song time, shop, sand letters, tunnel, chalk board, animal recognition, head, shoulders, knees and toes, topic painting and maths activity books.
  • Wednesday – Dolls house, doctors and nurses, numbers in the water tray, writing activity books, duplo models, flash cards, the farmers in his den, string painting and counting block models.
  • Thursday – News topic discussion, telephone conversations, wet and dry exploration (textures), bikes, mega blocks, topic folders, information books, action songs, number rhymes, simple sums.
  • Friday – Topic discussion, puppet show, sand letters and numbers, tunnels and tents, activity books, building models, reading independently, dolls and clothes, dance, stencils and number books.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

We deliver the six early learning goals to the highest standard and provide our children with the experience and support to develop each of the goals to their full potential.

Our children are enthusiastic and well motivated to learn. They explore new activities and ideas which builds their confidence. They learn to apply themselves through concentration and quiet learning sessions. They develop the emotional skills to show joy and sorrow and to be sympathetic towards others in response to experiences within their environment. They are sensitive to the needs of others. They establish warm, caring attachments. They respect their own culture and the culture of others. Good conduct is encouraged. Pupils learn the difference between what is wrong and what is right.

Communication & Language

Our children are alert and motivated. They become skilful communicators.

They learn and play in an interesting environment which stimulates them.

We use music, dance and sing rhymes to support language development.

Literacy

They learn to read and write quickly, linking sounds and letters.

They build the communication skills through drawing, modelling, reading and writing for different purposes.

Mathematics

They learn to say and use numbers in order. They learn to count and recognise numbers. They learn to use mathematical concepts to solve problems. They learn to use mathematical language. They learn to add, subtract, share and divide. They learn about shape, space, measure and quantities. They use their knowledge to solve mathematical problems.

Understanding of the World

Our children are encouraged to explore and investigate objects and materials. They are encouraged to question how and why things work. They are encouraged to design, construct and make things using a variety of tools. They are encouraged to observe nature and people to see similarities and differences. Their knowledge of ICT is enhanced. Through activities and play they develop a sense of time, past and present and how it relates to their own lives.

They are encouraged to develop a sense of belonging and to find out about their local area. They learn about their own culture and other people’s culture to assist them in understanding a diverse community and to appreciate and celebrate similarities and differences. Children in the Pre-preparatory group venture organised trips where the health and safety is paramount. Visits include Gulliver’s Land theme park, Farms and places of local interest.

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