PERSONAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

All children are encouraged to develop to the best of their own ability, be proud of their strengths and work to overcome difficulties. We aim to foster an attitude of caring for others and the environment, and much emphasis is placed upon the development of social skills. During the day they may work in small groups or independently, learning to share and take turns. Children are expected to be polite and considerate at all times.

COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE

We encourage the development of speaking and listening skills through a variety of activities including circle time, adult interaction and show-and-tell. There are opportunities for children to develop vocabulary, expression and fluency through role play, story time and speech and drama.

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

Physical development is about improving co-ordination, control, manipulation and movement in both fine and gross motor activities. Our youngest children have a host of carefully planned activities with staff. The older children have a weekly PE session with a specialist teacher as well as daily walks and playtime on the climbing and balancing equipment. They also receive swimming tuition in our on-site swimming pool.

Within the classroom we provide a wide variety of experiences to develop fine motor skills like cutting, sticking, threading and pencil control, play dough, sand and water play.