Current Parents

Help Raise Money Via The Giving Machine

Please help us to raise money for the Pre-School by registering with The Giving Machine at the following website: https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/beneficiary-portal/view/61549/
Each time you shop at retailers such as Amazon, John Lewis, etc, money is donated to the Pre-School. It costs you nothing…except the usual price of your shopping!!

Themes

Please find below the themes planned for the academic year. We use these themes to inspire the activities that we design for the children.

Autumn 1 – All About me
Autumn 2 – Our World
Spring 1 – Rhyme & Rhythm
Spring 2 – How does it work?
Summer 1 – It’s Summer Time
Summer 2 – Fun Outside

Please refer to the noticeboard outside of Pre-School for more information.

Early Years Foundation Stage

For information on the Early Years Foundation Stage, how your child will be learning and what you can do as a parent/carer to help your child’s learning, please read the Parents’ Guide To The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.

Early Years Foundation Stage: What To Expect, When?

The Department for Education and 4Children have put together a free booklet called What to expect, when? A parents’ guide. It aims to help parents know what to expect during their child’s first five years by focusing on the seven areas of learning and development covered in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The booklet can be viewed by clicking here.

How Can You Help Me Prepare For Big School?

How can you help me prepare for big school flier 2017

Rhymes

The great thing about rhymes is that you can sing or say them anywhere, you don’t need to be in tune! Just have fun together. Rhymes benefit children and families by helping children learn and develop, as rhymes are often repetitive, making words easier to learn. They support social skills, children learn naturally about taking turns and joining in. They get children ready for school, rhyme, rhythm and repetition are key ways to develop reading skills. They support emotional well-being, they can help parents and practitioner to develop children’s imaginations.

‘Rhymes help children feel confident with words and will also help them as they begin to learn to read’ – Julia Donaldson, Waterstones Children s Laureate 2012-2013.

‘Children who are better at detecting rhymes tend to be more successful at learning to read’ – Bradley & Bryant 1985; MacLean et al, 1987; Bradley, 1988; Ellis & Large, 1987.

‘Experts in literacy and child development have discovered that if children know eight nursery rhymes by heart by the time they’re four years old, they’re usually among the best readers by the time they’re eight.’ – Mem Fox, ‘Reading Magic’, 2001

Here are a few rhymes for you to share at home:

Tiny Tim
5 Currant Buns
Leo the Lion

More information about rhymes and stories can be found at www.bookstart.org.uk