In our designated Preschool area we gently prepare children to be independent and ready for school and beyond in a caring and encouraging environment. We believe "being school ready" means helping the children to become independent individuals.
Throughout their time in the Seashore Room we continue to build on the children’s development in the Prime areas Personal Social and Emotional, Physical and Language as these are the building blocks to children being able to access the Specific areas; Maths, Literacy, Understanding the World and Expressive Art and Design
Our Pre-school area is set up so children can have more independence and access resources for themselves with a designated maths and mark making table, their own book corner, laptop and tablet, as well as construction and small world toys.
Our Pre-school team plan focused activities based on the children’s next steps and interests that their key person has taken from observations they have made previously. In the pre school year we focus more on working towards school readiness teaching the children about being a good listener and learner, being more independent in self care, developing an awareness of letter sounds and their name, number and shape recognition as well as encouraging them to use their voice to ask for help.
All of our learning is done through play and imaginative activities both inside and out. Our children have lots of space and freedom in our garden and often venture out around the village or on the bus to Barnstaple or Ilfracombe to see boats and trains or anything relevant to the topic for that month.