The Pre-school children aged from 3 years to 4 years have the use of 2 rooms. The Blue room is used to teach basic numeracy and literacy skills through adult focus activities, as well as imaginative and construction play. This room is equipped with a computer.
The Yellow room is used as a messy play room; each child has the opportunity to explore sand, water, dough, paint, glue etc.
Foundation Phase is introduced to all pre-school children.
are encouraged to explore sound, colour, texture, shape, form and space
in both two and three dimensions. They respond in a variety of ways to
what they see, hear, smell, touch and feel. Through art, music, dance,
stories and imaginative play they show an increasing ability to use
their imagination to listen and observe.
Knowledge and Understanding of the World
Within this area children are encouraged to develop knowledge and
understanding of their environment, people and the work they perform,
different cultures, animals and other living things. It also covers
energy, how things work and the appropriate use of technology in support
of the learning experience.
Personal and Social Development
This area focuses on how children respond and cooperate with each other outside the family environment. Emphasis is placed on the importance of personal, social, moral and spiritual development, for example personal values and understanding of self and others.
The pre-school children take care of our allotment and grow a variety of fruit and vegetables from strawberries and apples to sweet corn and green beans. We have a water butt and compost bin to help teach the children about the environment as well as a bug mansion and mud kitchen.
Language Literacy and Communication Skills
foundation phase focusí on language development and the ability to
communicate with others. It emphasises speaking, listening, reading and
area focuses on building a clear understanding of number concepts which
include, shape, colour, number value and recognition, measuring, problem
solving and investigation. There is an emphasis placed on the use of
The focus in this area is on the child developing control over their own body, having an awareness of space and being competent with manipulative skills.
We now have
introduced Spanish to the pre-school children as they have a greater
ability at this age to learn a new language!
The aim is for the children to learn the basics within the welsh language.
aim is to provide a good foundation of knowledge in preparation for
entry to primary school.