The Pre-school children aged from 3 years to 4 years have the use of 3 rooms along with garden play, walks, forest school and library sessions. One 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 tablet to develop the children's ICT skills; which is a key skill of the foundation phase.
Another 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.
Forest School Sessions
We now offer weekly
forest school sessions every Thursday for our pre-school children. These
sessions are run by a trained forest school leader. During the forest
school the children explore their natural environment with a hands on
approach to learning.
Personal and Social Development
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.
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
focus in this area is on the child developing control over their own
body, having an awareness of space and being competent with
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. We also do weekly visits to the library for
Welsh singing and story time and weekly cooking activities with our
welsh speaking cook.