No more than 9 children are in Little Oaks at any one time. Children spend time in this room during 9am-3pm – outside of these times the children join Big Oaks; offering a steady adjustment to the larger Pre-school room.
The introduction of pencil control, computer play and adult led activities promote further learning, based around free choice and creative abilities.
Once a week the children have opportunity to take part in a physical activity from outside agencies, such as Yoga Bugs or Fundacats. We also have a qualified dance teacher, among our staff, giving dance classes to help the children in developing good balance and a sense of their own bodies.
Expansive, monthly topics are determined for both Little and Big Oaks, and activities for both rooms are usually similar. The topic gives a focus for various educational and creative activities to stem from.
Weekly ‘Show & Tell’ sessions are always enjoyable. Children are all asked to prepare a little speech about their chosen object.
Barnabus Bear’s weekly adventures is always a talking point. A child is selected every week to take Barnabus Bear home. When Barnabus Bear returns, we talk about what he has been up to whilst on his travels.
(Dance and keep-fit classes are included within the fees for all children over 2 years old)
|7.30-8.00am||Arrivals and play time|
|8.30-9.30am||Room division, free choice play time|
|9.30-10.00am||Fruit snack time and singing|
|10.00-11.45am||Indoor/outdoor play time (weather dependent)|
|11.45-12.00pm||Lunch Time Preparation|
|12.30-1.00pm||Daily group activity – jolly phonics, number recognition, circle time, show and tell|
|1.00-2.00pm||Free choice play time|
|2.00-3.00pm||Indoor/Outdoor Play Time|
|3.00-3.30pm||Afternoon Snack Time|
|3.30-4.30pm||Free choice play time|
|5.00-6.00pm||Play until home time|