During the year at pre-school your child 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 pre-school with access to our outside area available on a free flow basis every day (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.
Oliver has been attending Woodlands for 18 months and has loved every minute of it from the moment he first came to a taster open afternoon.
He is so happy to be with his friends where he can play and explore to his hearts content , especially the outside area.
He is excited every day he can go to school and his confidence has improved along with his speech and independence.
Oliver especially loves visiting the care home and the tuesday afternoon sessions over the field in the mud.
Best of all is seeing his happy face and his excitement telling us about his wonderful days with everyone at Woodlands.
He is just as happy when he gets to see all the friendly staff as he is his friends.
Thank you Woodlands.
Woodlands has always been such a friendly and welcoming environment. I have seen our son grow in confidence since the day he started. Friendly staff who are always easy to talk to and easy to trust. Lovely place to send your children.
Thank you to all the staff at Woodlands, He loved his time here and will miss you all xx
Just wanted to say a huge thank you too you all, The help and support you have given not only to our daughter but to us as well has been outstanding.. Thank you once again