Our overall aim is to produce confident, happy children who enjoy coming to school.
We have the room and resources to cater for children’s natural progression through the stages of their development at their own individual pace.
Our children have pride in their achievements and love to see their work colourfully displayed.
We promote personal and social skills, which lead to the children being independent individuals who learn through play while encouraging positive behaviour such as helpfulness, kindness, and general good behaviour.
Reading and Writing Readiness in the Pre-School Year
The Nursery pre-school classes (Upper Nursery) follow the ‘Letters and Sounds’ phonics scheme to support the first steps in their reading.
‘Phase one activities concentrate on developing children’s speaking and listening skills, phonological awareness and oral blending and segmenting. These activities are intended to be used as part of a broad and rich language curriculum that has speaking and listening at its centre, links language with physical and practical experiences, and provides an environment rich in print and abundant in opportunities to engage with books’ Letters and Sounds. Principles and Practice of High Quality Phonics, Phase one teaching programme, Nottingham, DCSF. Department of Children, Schools and Families, 2008
They also use the Jolly Phonics scheme which links letter sounds and actions.
We develop pre-writing skills with the Nursery children through mark making which is supported through using smartboard, chalking outside, writing sand tray and a huge variety of dextral activities to support finger strength.