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Pre-School

Our pre-school provision provides funded early years education for children aged 3-4, the curriculum is overseen by the nursery manager and delivered by the pre-school leader who together help your child discover their own strengths both academically and creatively

Our aim is to provide your child with a solid foundation and a love for learning. Phonics and numeracy are incorporated into every day routines and activities and as your child progresses through the pre-school year they will have grown in confidence, enjoy the company of others and will have learnt valuable skills to lead them on in life. At the same time we hope your child will remember Poppies as a very special time in their childhood

Daily time table
Breakfast 7:30 - 8:30
Self initiated play 8:30 - 9:00
Morning session 9:00 - 12:00
Lunch 12:00 - 12:30
Afternoon 12:30 - 3:30
Self initiated play 3:30 - 4:00
Tea time 4:00 - 4:30
Stories and table activities 4:30 - 5:30

Our funded sessions are offered during the term time only between the hours of 9:00-12:00 and 12:30-3:30

The EYFS Curriculum

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and have a strong emphasis on learning through play - Research shows play helps young children to learn and develop through doing, talking and being involved. We plan and provide a range of play activities which help children to make progress in each of the areas of learning. In some of these activities children decide how they will use the activity and, in others, an adult takes the lead in helping the children to take part in the activity.

The EYFS Framework explains how and what your child will be learning to support their healthy development. Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through the 7 areas of learning. Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first.

These are:
Communication and language
Physical development
Personal, social and emotional development.
These prime areas are those most essential for your child's healthy development and future learning. As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas.

These are:
Literacy
Mathematics
Understanding the world
Expressive arts and design.

We use Learning journeys to help us support the children's learning and development, these learning journeys are a way of collecting observation notes and information about every child's experiences at nursery, what they are interested in and their unique characteristics of learning. This information is then used to help us understand their needs and provide for the next steps in their development. Once a term these records are shared with parents to inform you of your child's progress and development.