Our Panda Room…
In our pre-school area we plan differentiated activities which closely link to the 7 areas of learning in the EYFS curriculum: ‘Personal, Social and Emotional Development’, ‘Communication and Language’, ‘Physical Development’, ‘Mathematics’, ‘Literacy’, ‘Understanding the World’ and ‘Expressive Arts and Design’. These activities are planned according to the child’s stage of development. The play that we offer builds on previous learning and takes into account each child’s increasing concentration span and developing skills. We encourage creativity and individual expression. We provide different activities for the children to become involved in and ensure that these are rotated regularly to maintain children’s interests.
Children in this age group take part in many aspects of school life at St Mary’s Primary School. They have opportunities to visit the ICT suite and sessions in the school gym. They also have lunch with the Reception children in the main school hall. This early integration prepares them for ‘big school’ and helps to develop their confidence and self esteem.