Prime areas are the foundation and underpin development in all other areas.
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development is about knowing who you are and feeling good about yourself and respecting others, making friends and wanting to learn.
- Communication and Language Development is about children becoming good listeners and confident speakers.
- As children develop listening and speaking skills they build the foundation for literacy.
- Physical Development is based on children developing their physical skills and an understanding of how their bodies work and learning about how to be safe and healthy.
- To be able to learn self care independently.
- Specific areas include essential skills and knowledge for children to participate successfully in society.
- Literacy is about children making sense of verbal and visual signs and finally for reading and writing, also learning about using words.
- Mathematics is about developing understanding of numbers, measurements, patterns, shapes and space in enjoyable ways where they can explore, learn, practice and talk about them.
- Understanding the World is about children exploring and finding out about their environment, people and places that have significance in their lives.
- Expressive Arts and Design is about exploring and sharing their thoughts, ideas and feeling through a variety of art, design, technology, music, movement, dance and imaginative and role play activities.
Children within the room:
- Should be able to use toilet independently. If not, parents must commit to support the toilet training process.
- Parents need to work alongside key person to support children’s learning.
- Must have suitable jacket and shoes (easy to put on and take off).
- Spare clothing (messy activities, meal times, toilet training).
- Depending on weather provide the following, (sunny) sun cream and sun hat, (cold/rainy) scarf, hat, wellies.
- As the room is for 3– 5 years, we carry out a room-to-room transfer record when child joins the Preschool room.
- Any questions you have about your child’s learning, talk to your child’s key person and or the room leader.
- Ratio: 3 years to 5 years– 1:8
- We complete starting point assessment at the beginning of the term for new registered children after two weeks of settling.
- We complete School Transition Record when they leave to go school at the end of July term.