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Highfield Pre-School Curriculum

Highfield Pre-School represents an incredibly important stage in a child’s development – a time when they establish the foundations of their learning and begin to prepare for school. We believe that this time should also be exciting, fun and stimulating.

The curriculum at Highfield Pre-School is based on the Early Years Foundation framework and children learn by playing, exploring, being active and creative both indoors and outdoors.

Download our Parents Guide to the Early Years Foundation Framework

Highfield Pre-school Timetable

Our daily routine is based around a structured timetable. As children move through Pre-School from Foundation Classes to the Transition Class, there is a natural progression in the types of activities, resources and learning they are engaged in. In line with the Early Years Framework we begin by focusing on communication, physical and social skills; before moving on to core literacy and numeracy skills. Throughout, staff work to develop the children’s curiosity and thinking through questioning.

Here is an outline of our daily timetable:

7.30am-9am

Breakfast Club

9am

The Pre-School door is open from 8.45am to allow children to come in choose activities as they settle

9am-9.30am

Registration and Circle Time 

9.30am-11.45am

Outdoor Play

Snack

Adult led Learning 

Free Flow Activities / Child initiated learning 

11.45am – 12pm

Stories/Sharing Learning

12pm-1pm

Lunch

1pm

Registration and Circle Time 

1.15pm-3.45pm

Free Flow Activities / Child initiated learning 

Adult Led Learning

Snack

Outdoor Play

3.45pm-4pm

Story Time and end of day routine

4pm

Collection

4pm-6pm

After School Club

 

Pre-School Curriculum activities

Throughout the week the children enjoy a range of focused activities which are designed to help them build skills around the key areas of learning and development in the EYFS framework.  The current activities are detailed below.

  • Transition Year Group
    Monday – (am) French, (pm) Outdoor Learning
    Tuesday – (am) Baking, (pm) Swimming
    Wednesday – (am) PE, (pm) Music
    Thursday – (am) French, (pm) Themed Activities
    Friday – (am) Themed Activities, (pm) Outdoor Learning

 

  • Foundation Year Groups
    Monday – (am) Themed Activities, (pm) Outdoor Learning
    Tuesday – (am) Baking
    Wednesday – (am) Physical Development, (pm) Music
    Thursday – (am) Themed Activities, (pm) Themed Activities
    Friday – (am) Themed Activities, (pm) Outdoor Learning

Assessment and Reporting

The development of each child is formally assessed on a regular basis. These assessments enable us to ensure that children continually move forward and are challenged to try new things and develop new skills.

Reporting and communication between teachers and parents is incredibly important to us and to the development of children at Highfield Pre-School. As well as on-going communication at the beginning and end of each day, we also provide parents with a summary of what we’ve been learning each week. Parents are also invited to individual progress meetings each term for a more in depth discussion about their child’s development.

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