We have a wide range of fun, stimulating, and exciting activities to support your child’s growth and development. Staff carefully plan activities according to the children’s current interests and tailor these to promote the next steps of their development. They provide activities that enable the children to be active learners and think critically about what they do.
The activities we offer are available in all rooms and are age and stage appropriate. If a child shows a particular skill or interest in a certain area, their key person will be able to provide activities to develop this and find more things they may enjoy. Our activity planning incorporated adult-led and child-led activities to develop leadership, teamwork, and independence skills and to enhance your child’s next steps.
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During our Montessori activities, the children are encouraged to become self-confident and independent through a multitude of activities that prepare them for life and school.
Practical life activities
Practical life activities include: dress-up in which the children are encouraged to dress themselves and learn how to tie their own shoes; laying the table before meals and clearing up afterwards; good table manners; planting; writing practice; reading; helping prepare meals; and many more, all dependent on your child’s age.
Children work with sandpaper letters and numerals to build on their recognition using their tactile sense, as well as increasing their mathematical understanding. Reading corners enable the children to choose any book they wish from easy to reach shelves and read to themselves. This helps in the development of independence and literacy and they are able to have as much help as they need and want.
Through cultural exercises, each child learns about the natural environment which surrounds them, allowing them to become more conscious of the world. Sensory activities also enable the children to react more mindfully, appreciating the small things and learning how to respond to situations.
When planning and guiding children’s activities, practitioners will reflect on the different ways that children learn, and this will reflect in their practice. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a play-based curriculum that encourages practitioners to support children’s learning and development by providing stimulating and exciting opportunities and environments to enable children to explore.
The EYFS comprises of 7 areas of learning with the addition of the Characteristics of Effective learning, which together forms the basis of the curriculum.
The 3 Prime Areas:
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
The 4 Specific Areas:
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
The Characteristics of Effective Learning are an integral part of children’s learning and these are defined in 3 areas:
Playing and Exploring – Children investigate and experience things, and ‘have a go’.
Active Learning – Children concentrate and keep trying if they encounter difficulties, and enjoy achievements.
Creating and Thinking Critically – Children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things.
All areas of learning and development are important and interconnected encouraging children to be curious, form relationships and to thrive.
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