Mole's Room (3 - 5 Years)
In Moles Room we have a ratio of 1:8. The room is lead by our Senior Practitioner who is supported by a team of key people that have experience with the over 3's.
As children grow into early childhood, their world begins to open up. They become more independent and begin to focus more on adults and children outside of the family. They want to explore and ask about the things around them even more. Their interactions with those around them will help to shape their personality and their own ways of thinking and moving. During this stage, children become able to use safety scissors, notice a difference between girls and boys, help to dress and undress themselves, recall part of a story, and sing a song.
The children's use of language flourishes and their enquiring minds are keen to discover the answers to all their questions.
Your child is now developing more socially, has real friendships and understands the causes of feelings. Physically they are much more coordinated in high energy activities such as running and climbing and may have progressed to riding a tricycle.
Our team plan activities that reflect the Early Years Foundation Stage for the development of pre-school children. There are opportunities to learn at every turn, including early reading and maths skills, science, mark-making, imaginative play, construction and ICT , which are reinforced through what we call ‘purposeful play’. We start to introduce a little more structure to your child's day, along with other activities such as cooking, dance, drama and interesting outings plus 'Jack of All Sports' come in each week to teach a whole variety sports to the children. The children get to explore different ways to use their bodies during these sessions and they are learning to take turns, control their movement along with developing an enjoyment of physical activity to support healthy lifestyles.
Our learning wall is used daily to incorporate morning and afternoon registration where the children learn about the days of the week, recognise their own names, each week we have a colour, shape, number and letter sound of the week where the children bring in an item from home relating to this to extend their learning.
Whilst in the garden the children experience activities such as bug hunts, bark rubbings, den making and washing and pegging out clothes to name a few.
Our aim is to encourage self confidence and a real enjoyment of learning so when they start school, they are self assured and raring to go.