Kindergarten

I love being in Kindergarten there is so much to do. I can use the paint, cut things up and use the glue all by myself. I am learning to write my name just like my brother in big school. When it's snack time I can pour my own milk and help myself to fruit, it's great. I can go outside throughout the day, there is so much to do, and I can dig in the dirt, look for bugs, climb and balance, chalk pictures on the playground, ride a bike and run around really fast. I love story time with my friends, my teacher makes books sound really interesting...the Gruffalo is my favourite.

The Kindergarten Room offers a fun, welcoming and stimulating learning environment in which the potential in your child is inspired and developed, promoting the children to become independent and confident learners. The children are supported in this, by an experienced and trained team in child development and learning.

We plan the areas of exploration through themes, based on the children’s interests, in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage.

These themes may include…

In line with the children’s interests to enhance and develop the children’s experiences, we try and use a variety of resources and artefacts as well as visits to, and people from, the local community.

We follow a daily routine that promotes children’s independence and autonomy by encouraging children to make their own choices. Our routine consists of a wide variety of activities to promote this, including…

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Our daily routine

Morning

8.10 - 8.30 Free play
8.30 - 9.50 Names and games / Free Play / Outside
9.50 - 10.00 Carpet time
10.00 - 11.15 Free flow
Focussed activity /free flow Outside
Continuous provision / snack bar
11.15 - 11.35 Inside / Outside play
11.35 - 11.50 Review
12.00 - 1.00 Lunch
DVD / Rest time

Afternoon

1.00 - 2.00 Names and games / Free Play / Outside
2.00 - 2.15 Carpet time
2.15 - 3.30 Free flow
Focussed activity /free flow Outside
Continuous provision / snack bar
3.30 - 3.50 Inside / Outside play
3.50 - 4.00 Review
4.00 Home time