During your child's time at Woodlands they will experience a varied curriculum to promote and enhance their learning and understanding of the world in which they live.
We concentrate on the prime areas of the EYFS – Personal, Social and Emotional: being kind and considerate to one another, sharing, taking turns, Communication and Language: through the use of books, songs, rhymes, puppets and role play and Physical Development: this includes the big muscle groups for kicking, throwing, running, pedalling etc, the smaller muscle groups such as hands and fingers by using malleable materials such as play dough and also learning to take care of themselves with support for toilet training, good role modelling in personal hygiene such as hand washing and talking about and promoting healthy eating. Outside play features in our every day life at Woodlands with access to our outside area available at all times as we are a free flow setting, (except in severe weather conditions).
Throughout the year we get involved in activities such as Children in Need, Sports Relief, World Book day, visits from a dentist and police as well as having a Christmas party.
We like our families to be involved with their children’s learning through parents evenings, our on-line system where we can share photos, observations and next steps for each child’s individual learning journey.
Once your child becomes a “pre-schooler “ – in the year group that will be starting school the following September they will be involved in visits to a local care home, walks to the nearby woods, our annual visit by coach to Hollowtrees Farm, and will have one session a week solely for them and some school ready activities. We work closely with several primary schools in the local area to ensure your child is as ready for school as they can be. We also hold a graduation party and picnic at the end of the school year.