Our Learning Day

9:00-9:30 Children arrive and settle in during free-play Parents are welcome to come in and settle their children before they say goodbye for the morning. We have a range of activities out to play with such as small world, arts & crafts, and construction. This time in the morning is a good time for parents/ carers to have quick chat with staff before they leave.
9:30-10:15 Stretch and shake/ outside run about/ football (adult led) Weather dependent, we go outside in our garden area to play games such as football and ride the bikes and scooters. If the weather is wet, we take part in ‘Shake and Wake’ where we shake our sleepiness out with a bit of music and movement to get ready for a morning of fun and learning.
10:15-10.30 Circle time (adult led) We all take part in our adult-led circle time, where we sit together in our story corner. We take this opportunity to welcome everyone into the preschool and talk about what we are going to do today, numbers, weather, days of the week and once a week take part in ‘show and tell’.
10:30-11:30 Free-flow play/ adult led activities After circle time the children can choose from activities set up inside or outside. The children can join in with activities led by an adult or play freely with any of the resources we have available.
10:30-10:45 Snack time During Free-Flow play, after washing their hands, children are invited to have snack. We encourage independence during this time, getting them to choose their plates and cups, pouring their own milk or water and putting their plates away once they have finished.
11:30-11:45 Tidy up time We all work together at this time to tidy up our preschool, inside and out! Many hands make light work!
11:45-11:55 Getting ready for lunch Time to wash our hands and get ready for lunch! We pick special helpers to help the adults to give out the lunch boxes and plates.
12:00-12:30 Lunch time We all sit together, including the adults, to eat our lunch. We encourage good manners at lunchtime and love to talk about our morning whilst we all sit together.
12:30-12:45 Quiet time, singing and story time (adult led) What a busy day we have had! After we have had our lunch we grab a book and sit together in the story corner. We look at books independently, then all come together to read a story together using a story sack or one of our many books. We can also take part in singing some of our favorite songs together as a group.
12:45pm Home time! Its home time, we’ve had a lovely day and we can’t wait to tell our parents and carers all about what we have been up too!

Extra weekly activities include;

Mondays– ‘Stay and Play’ (please see Stay and play poster)  Afternoon session until 2:45pm available

Thursdays– ‘Muddy Thursday’ (Outdoor learning in the forest area and fields of Blacksmiths Field behind the village hall)

Friday ‘Show and Tell’ (Children bring in items form home to talk about their experiences and learning at home)