Another fabulous idea from the lovely Book Nook!
Come and listen to the story before taking part in the craft activity. You can then take home your creation. Free but please book. For ages 3+.
As with all the EYFS areas, we ensure that literacy and maths learning is a very natural part of children’s days from the moment they begin with us to the time they leave. As early years practitioners, our roles are not to teach but to provide an enriching environment that fosters awareness of the everyday aspects of literacy and maths, thus establishing a foundation for future academic learning.
Our dedication to positive outcomes for all of our children includes an astute awareness of gaps in children’s attainment. Using Tapestry analysis, we monitor children’s attainment and progress across specified groups (boys, girls, etc.) to determine if there are any gaps in learning across the seven areas of development. If gaps are identified, such as boys being less engaged in literacy, these are shared with the team and plans are implemented to further support and develop children in these areas. Monitoring progression and attainment among groups also highlights areas that staff need to develop in their own practice to ensure a broad, yet balanced, spread of learning and observation.
Our goal is to ensure all children are succeeding in accordance with their development and no child is falling through the net with regards to achieving.
Our preschool group, the Gorillas, is obviously the last stop before children head off to reception. As such, our aim is to provide as smooth a transition to reception as possible, offering every child extensive opportunities to develop into confident, active and avid learners. In the spring-time, school readiness kicks into high-gear as the preschool team prepare the children for this huge transition, and the room leader will create a school-readiness outline for parents to see what the group will be doing over the course of the run-up to reception.
At the end of their time here, we like to make a big fuss of the children, so each child has a leaving party and receives a Preschool Certificate. We make a lovely year book photo of sorts of the Gorilla team and children. These are included in their leaving bundles along with their Tapestry journals.
Please see our preschool leaflet for more detailed information about the Gorilla group.