THE PRIME AREAS OF LEARNING - here are some examples of some activities in the prime areas of learning:

 

Personal, Social & Emotional Development:

A wide range of role play and small world experience activities are available to develop imagination and communication skills.

The Kindergarten encourages children to bring in items for show and tell at circle time.

 

Physical Development:

A good sized, well equipped, outside play area features ride on toys, a slide, sand and water play, a wooden playhouse together with a small gardening area and pet corner.

Walks and explorations in the Kindergarten’s private wood and farm visits.

 

Communication and Language:

Listening to stories – one to one or in a group.

Singing nursery rhymes and familiar songs.

 

Literacy:

Montessori Sandpaper Letters to teach sounds and formations, used with Jolly Phonics and Letters & Sounds Phase 1(National Primary Strategy).

Children can chose books from our own library and from the Mobile Library which visits the Kindergarten fortnightly.

 

Understanding the World:

Celebrating Diwali and Chinese New Year with topic work, food tasting and dressing-up is part of the Kindergarten’s year.

Children also learn through the Kindergarten’s connection with the Upendo Orphanage & School in Kenyahttp://www.upendo.co.uk/

 

Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy:

A good selection of Mathematical apparatus is available to teach numbers, space, shape, and measurement.

Practical Life Skills also help with counting, sorting, grading and weighing.

 

Creative Development:

An easel for painting and chalking together with stencils and pencils and crayons for mark making is always available.

A music and movement class operates with a large choice of percussion instruments. Rhymes/songs and action songs are also sung.