At kindergarten age, children are ready for a longer, more structured day. Many skills are developed using the natural curiosity of children at this level. Children are given ample opportunities to expand in their language, maths and science skills throughout the day, as well as building social skills and self-confidence in an enriching, trusting environment. Our teachers work with the children using planned purposeful play to build upon their knowledge and understanding of the world around them.
Children are taught the basics of mathematics, reading, writing and pencil control, alongside themed arts and craft activities.
has a well stocked library and children at Kindergarten level are allowed to take 2 books home per week to share with their parents. One book will be an appropriate level Oxford Reading Tree Book and the other will be a fictional book of their choice.
The children have daily access to a newly renovated outdoor learning area where they can explore stimulating and challenging activities that compliment the learning within the classroom.
Children will be introduced to Phase 2 of the Letters and Sounds programme, where they will learn through a wide range of resources, games and activities, including interactive whiteboard software. By the end of Term 3 they will know 42 of the main sounds (phonemes and graphemes) used in the English Language and they will be using this knowledge in their reading and writing. They will also learn to sight read and write a range of tricky words that cannot be decoded using phonic knowledge. The curriculum will be delivered using a thematic approach, developing the child's understanding of the world alongside their basic maths and fine motor skills via popular topics such as super heroes, pirates and dinosaurs. Throughout the year our Class teacher will provide suitably challenging learning experiences to ensure that each child achieves the 17 early learning goals outlined by the British Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).