I aim to provide children with a wide and varied range of activities and experiences to make learning and developing fun.
 
To promote development, learning and wellbeing, I provide activities and experiences using the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Activities are planned within the framework to promote:-
 
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Expressive Arts and Design
  • Understanding the World
 
Some of the activities children in my care enjoy and experience will be playing outdoors, outings at local parks, playgroups, painting, cooking, drawing, craft making and play dough, role play, construction, stories, puppets, music and movement, sand, water and having fun! 
 
All activities are based upon each child’s current stage of development. Regular assessments will be carried out so parents/carers know how their child is progressing, new activities are then planned to further your child’s development.All children are individual and are encouraged to learn and develop at their own level and ability.

Our topics for the Spring term include but are not limited to:-

  • Animals

  • Food

  • Dinosaurs

  • Easter

Core books:-

 

  • Handa's Surprise

  • Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus

  • Dear Zoo

 

This term the children enjoy activities such as making a dinosaur swamp, making Easter crafts, visting the pet shop, making our own pet shop and vet surgery. We also experiment with new foods such as chinese food, in conjunction with Chinese New Year.

 

Our outings include Marwell Zoo, Wellington Country Park, Trilakes Country Park;

Learning Through Play

Spring Term
Summer Term
Autumn Term

When I child starts in my setting I make an assessment using my own observations  and information from parents of the child's progress within the EYFS.  I then complete detailed planning to help the child reach their next steps along the EYFS journey.  We have topics and themes for each term, however the main emphasis is on play.

Our topics for the Summer term include but are not limited to:-

  • Mini Beasts

  • Vehicles

  • People Who Help Us

  • Traditional Stories

Core books:-

 

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar

  • The Three Billy Goats Gruff

  • Jack and the Beanstalk

 

This term the children enjoy activities such as going on a mini beast hunt, going into the woods to act out "The Three Billy Goat's Gruff", being part of our own Sports Day, and visiting the fire station.

 

 

Our outings include The Living Rainforest, Legoland, Museum of Rural Life;

Our topics for the Autumn term include but are not limited to:-

  • Under the Sea

  • Road Safety

  • Autumn & Harvest

  • Christmas

Core books:-

 

  • Rainbow Fish

  • Goldilocks & the Three Bears

  • We're Going on a Bear Hunt

 

This term the children enjoy activities such as making dens, going on our own bear hunt in the woods, making and eating porridge.

 

Our outings include The Sealife Centre, The Lookout, Finkley Down Farm;

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