Under the Early Years Foundation stage Curriculum, which governs what we do, we plan and resource children’s learning carefully, tailoring activities to individual children whilst still allowing them scope to initiate their own play. Sometimes there will be focused activities which are adult led and sometimes the activities will be child initiated where the adult role will be to support and extend their learning.
This is an example of the routine of a typical day, although we always ensure there is room for flexibility,
– 09.00 Settle in, free play indoor/outdoor
– 10.00 Physical play in the hall
– 10.15 Hand wash and snack time
– 10.40 small groups/free play
– 11.50 tidy up time and singing time
– 12.00 home time/lunch time
Afternoons follow a similar routine just a bit shorter.
The type of activities your child will be engaged in;
Painting, construction, small-world play such as farms, train sets, cars and garages, dolls houses. Play dough, clay, corn flour dough, water play sand and soil play. Role-play, dressing up, dolls and play food, physical play with cars, bikes and scooters and climbing equipment, balls and balancing equipment. Dancing, singing, acting out stories, listening to stories and looking at books. Drawing, sticking and cutting, mark-making and learning to form letters, counting, problem solving and using number language.
Early Years Foundation Stage