Early Years - School Day in Pre-Reception

Daily Routine
    8.45am - Registration: This is an opportunity to share news and talk about what we will be doing during the day.
  • 9.00am - Lesson 1
  • 9.30am - Lesson 2
  • 10.00am - Lesson 3
  • 10.30am - Break Time/Snack Time
  • 10.45am - Lesson 4
  • 11.15am - PSED (Personal, Social and Emotional development)
  • 11.45am - Lunch in the Wise hall followed by outside play with Reception children.
  • 12:55pm - Key Worker Group time
  • 1.25pm - Clever Hands: Development of fine and gross motor skills
  • 1.55pm - Child Initiated Activities (CIA): the children are encouraged to participate in self-chosen activities as well as taking part in adult-led. Carefully planned play activities are readily available during this session incorporating all areas of the curriculum both inside and outside.
  • 2.30pm - Snack Time
  • 3.20pm - Review of the day/Story time /Songs and Rhymes
  • 3.45pm - Home time
Extra-curricular Lessons
Monday – French with Madam Hill 
Tuesday – Music with Mrs Lee
Wednesday – Gymnastics with Mrs Stupple
Thursday – Outdoor games with Mrs Stupple
Friday – Drama with Mrs Lee 
When the children are Pre-Reception age, we encourage them to begin to learn in a more formal style. The curriculum becomes increasingly focused towards writing, early mathematics and forming relationships. 
Transition into Reception is made as smooth as possible. The children will already be familiar with the Reception staff as they will have had the opportunity to be involved in a variety of EYFS activities such as listening walks, as well as being invited to visit the classroom and staff prior to joining Reception. We follow a transition programme that is open to children in Pre-Reception as well as inviting children from other settings who will be joining the school.  We recognise the importance of continuing and strengthening the links made with home during your child’s time in Pre-Reception, and provide parents with opportunities to also visit the Reception classroom and meet the staff.
The balanced curriculum offers opportunities for children to explore and investigate through play, whilst an emphasis is also placed on early Literacy and Mathematical skills.