Activities & Play
We offer lots of activities to ensure we meet the desirable learning targets defined by the School Curriculum and Assessment Authority:
Personal, social and emotional development
Communication, language and literacy
Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy
Knowledge and understanding the world
The children are given a wide choice of activities using our extensive range of equipment.
We have a lovely large room which is set daily with a variety of toys, crafts and equipment, including Lego, construction bricks, a dolls house, garage, farm and zoo. We also have a role play area.
Activities on our arts & crafts table include painting, clay, play dough, sand play, water play and cooking.
There is a book corner where the children can enjoy looking at books on their own or listening to stories read by an adult. This is also a space where children can come and sit quietly if they need to take some time out from the rest of the activities.
We also play music and musical instruments, and have a range of educational games such as numbers, threading and counting buttons, puzzles, lotto, etc.
Activities and resources are changed regularly dependent on the children's current interests.
We aim to go outside every day, to make use of the outdoor learning space at the front of our preschool
We have plenty of outdoor learning activities: water play, sand pit, stepping stones, chalk boards, percussion instruments, bats, balls, hoops, bean bags, skipping ropes, basketball hoops and ride-on toys.
We have a wonderful garden area where the children can help plant bulbs, fruit and vegetables, and assist with other outside projects caring for the garden.
The day is structured around child led and adult led activities.
We start our day gathered together for our 'Wake up, Shake Up' session.
The children can then spend time engaged with different activities, both indoors and outdoors.
We have the opportunity to gather in our keys groups to have a snack and drink together everyday.
Although we encourage the children to take part in all activities we understand that for some children it may take a little more time to gain the confidence to join in.
All children are encouraged to tidy away the toys.