Pre-nursery Class is where parents and early year’s settings work closely together children do better. Parents are their children’s first and enduring educators and understand their children better than anyone else.
In Pre-Nursery the curriculum covers the Birth to Three matters guidance with children under the age of five by providing a variety of play activities. Some of these activities are directed and are linked to a particular theme, but many of the activities are adapted from the children’s own level and then developed further depending on their interests.
Cooking-Cooking provides great opportunities to work together, take turns, talk about early maths – weighing and counting, and talking about how things change, it is lovely for the children to share their finished product at snack time or to take home.
Books–Children learn how to handle books appropriately and begin to choose books which appeal to them. We read a variety of stories to the children and revisit titles frequently which the children are able to recognise and join in with actions relating to the story. Children begin to understand that a book has pages which turn from left to right and that the pictures tell a story.
Jigsaw puzzles - peg boards and threading – these are all great activities for concentration, developing fine motor skills and help coordination, without good hand eye coordination children find it impossible to learn to write.
Music is a great way to explore the world; Teachers of BIKN listens to a range of musical styles from classical to pop, with nursery rhyme, music from around the world, and songs they can sign too. There is also a range of percussion instruments always available for the children to use.
The outdoor area incorporates a playhouse, climbing structure, ride on toys, balls, hoops, etc which are all readily available. These are supplemented at different times with sand, water play, balancing opportunities, bubbles, easel and large bricks.