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Development and Play
It is our firm belief that the natural development and personality of a child is achieved in the first five years of life. We feel we are able to provide for this by allowing the child to take a series of small steps, which allows them to build up their own confidence.
In our day-to-day activities, we closely follow the EYFS guidelines in curriculum planning within the prime areas of learning. Each area is targeted to meet the needs of the individual child as follows;
The children are given the opportunity to extend their vocabulary and undestanding of langauge in literacy through all aspects of play, including the use of books, the library, story time, singing and news time.
We encourage the children to share and participate within a group setting, show respect for property and the feelings of others.
Early maths and number skills are encouraged through activities such as sand, water and construction play, supporting concepts of shapes, numbers, matching and sorting.
Through themed activities, the children explore the world around them and are encouraged to record their observations. We celebrate Mother's Day, Christmas, Diwali, Chinese New Year, plus many other important cultural events within our activities.
We have a computer suite - an innovative approach to learning, inspiring children's imagination through specialised software applications, encouraging literacy, numeracy and science based learning.
Children develop confidence, mobility, balance and control through planned physical activities. We have a safe and secure fully enclosed garden area for outdoor play, which is accessible all year round.
Using a range of creative resources such as paint, glue, crayons and everyday items, we develop the children's artistic talents and items made are enthusiastically taken home to their parents.
Excurions outside the playgroup are planned experiences and parents will always be informed of details and permission slips obtained prior to the outing.
Academy Newsletter - Edition 29
Please click the link below to read this week's newsletter. In this edition we celebrate the legacy of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, hear from year 7 student Ev...