Our Typical Day

Curriculum

Our approach to Early Years is designed to ensure that our children are fully prepared for the next part of their education journey. Our committed and experienced teachers ensure that the children are taught in an exciting and stimulating way that engages their interests, promotes creativity and encourages them to think and learn independently.

The children experience a range of teaching and learning environments: whole class teaching and small group work, adult led and child initiated activities, both inside and outside the classroom, including natural thinking lessons. Our aim is to nurture the children’s desire to learn, experiment and gain confidence and independence. The Kindergarten is structured to enable the children to learn through play, with careful observations of each child’s interest and skills.

Our curriculum consists of the seven areas of learning; the three prime areas, which are Communication and Language, Physical development and Personal, Social and Emotional development and the specific areas, which are Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design. Within the curriculum the children also have weekly music and movement, French, music, sport and yoga lessons taught by specialist teachers. The children in the Kindergarten take regular trips to the theatre, farms and museums and visitors are invited into school to support the children’s knowledge in a variety of cultural based topics, to enhance their learning.

Our Typical Day

Morning Session

08:30-9:00am Early Bird Activities
Children have a choice of individual and topic related activities

9:00-9:10am Weekly Assembly to celebrate the week

9:10-9:30am Circle Time
Activities include – Singing, choosing the daily Helper and Line Leader, practising numbers and phonics, discussing events of the week and sharing topic information

09:30-10:00am Yoga Bugs/Movement and Music/Sport/Blueberry Music 
We have a variety of specialist teachers that visit the Kindergarten daily to support our curriculum

10:00-10:30am Group Time
Teachers work with children in small groups or individually to develop numeracy and literacy skills. Children can access all activities in the Kindergarten from the interactive white-board, dressing up corner or messy play in the Creative Room

10:30-11am Break Time
Children pour themselves milk or water and parents are encouraged to bring a piece of fruit or vegetable snack for children, followed by adventure play in the playground

11:00-11:45am Free Flow Group Time
Children free-flow through indoor and outdoor activities where teachers work with children in small groups or individually to develop a variety of skills. Children let their imagination run wild in the Mud Kitchen, by the Waterwall or at the Mini-Beast Tower

11:45 Circle Time
Children enjoy a story, singing and discussing what we learnt today

12:00-12:15pm* Home Time
*For those only attending the morning session

12:00-1pm Lunch Club*
Children staying for lunch enjoy a nutritious and delicious meal prepared by our trusted caterers followed by outdoor play in the playground.
*Lunch is charged separately and all dietary requirements can be catered for

Afternoon Session

1-1:10pm Children attending the afternoon session arrive. Children staying all day enjoy free-play 

1:10-1:30pm Circle Time
Letter introduction, singing, practising numbers and phonics, discussing events of the week and sharing topic information

1:30pm-2:15pm Group Time
Teachers create drama stories with children for them to act out with help of the dressing up corner. Children enjoy cooking and listening to playtime stories during this time

2:15-3:00pm Break Time
Children pour themselves milk or water and parents are encouraged to bring a piece of fruit or vegetable snack for children, followed by adventure play in the playground

3-3:45pm Free Flow Group Time
Children free-flow through indoor and outdoor activities where teachers work with children in small groups or individually to develop a variety of skills. Children let their imagination run wild in the Mud Kitchen, by the Waterwall or at the Mini-Beast Tower

3:45pm Circle Time
Children enjoy a story, singing and discussing what we learnt today

4:00pm Home Time