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Kindergarten

The youngest children in our school take their first steps in education in our exciting and vibrant Kindergarten class. They enjoy all aspects of school life in a happy, caring and stimulating environment and they are given every opportunity to grow, develop and flourish.Every child is unique, with their own interests, experiences and personal qualities. We work closely with parents to ensure the happiness and well-being of every child in our care. Children are able to grow in confidence within the secure family atmosphere in Kindergarten.Our bright, spacious Kindergarten provides the most welcoming and engaging environment to make your child’s first experience at school happy and stimulating. Our staff are committed to providing a caring environment where play and education are used to encourage your child’s intellectual, physical, social and emotional development. Children learn best when they are having fun. All activities are carefully planned to ensure that they are challenging, interesting, allow time to practise new skills or take skills one step further. The children are observed during play to see how they tackle a task, how they interact with others and to see where they are in their understanding and learning. The observations are then used to plan further activities and next steps.

The Early Years Foundation stage is divided into 7 areas of learning:

 

  

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

This is a crucial part of the EYFS as it is a prerequisite for your child’s success in all other areas of learning. We provide opportunities to help them to relate well to other children and adults, make friends and get on with others, feel secure and valued, explore and learn confidently and ultimately to feel good about themselves.

 

Communication and Language

This focuses on developing speaking and listening skills, for example effective self-expression and anticipating events in stories. Children will learn to answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences. Activities are planned around a purposeful play-based curriculum which encourages rich language opportunities; show & tell and topic based work.

 

Mathematics

We provide a great opportunity for introducing children to maths activities that are fun to do, whilst learning basic skills such as counting, sorting and shape recognition. Children can use maths skills in many activities, such as role play and building. Children experience early mathematical language whilst playing with the sand, water and play dough.

 

Understanding the World

Your child will develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to help him/her make sense of the world. We encourage your child to explore their environment in our outdoor play area. Children will be encouraged to talk about past and present events in their lives and those of family members. They will understand that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and learn to appreciate different communities and traditions.

 

Physical Development

Your child will gain maximum use and enjoyment of the outdoor environment in our outdoor play area. A range of toys and apparatus are provided to suit all the children, from balancing and digging to ride on toys, ball games and even our own garden area, engaging in projects such as Potato Week. Your child’s fine motor skills are promoted using small tools such as pegs and pens as well as threading and cutting.

 

Expressive Art and Design

This area covers such aspects as art, music, dance, role play and imaginative play. We will encourage your child to make 2D and 3D constructions using a variety of materials. Your child will have opportunities to safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design and texture. They sing songs, make music and dance. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role-play and stories.

 

 

Literacy

This area concentrates on children’s phonic knowledge where they will learn letters of the alphabet and the sounds that they make. Children are given opportunities to speak and listen, read and write in addition to using communication, language and literacy in every part of the curriculum. Children in Kindergarten become aware of an environment rich in print and possibilities for communication.

                                                            

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Welland Hall
London Road
Spalding
Lincolnshire PE11 2TE
Telephone 01775 724733
Email egibson@ahs.me.uk