Termly Overview

 

Autumn Term 2018

We have started the new term by welcoming all children to the Woodland Suite and have completed home visits for all families, this has really helped with settling the children in.  We have a wonderful mix of existing children, children who have moved down from the Meadow Suite and some who are new to the centre.  

Learning Groups

Key Groups have now been established and colour groups have also started. This is target teaching time at the beginning of each session.  We also have a number of intervention groups designed to help children to learn different skills in different ways.  All Aboard, Creative Group, Forest School and Dance with Laura have already started and in the next couple of weeks we are very excited to be starting maths groups and woodwork sessions.

As well as our own groups, we are thrilled to be involved in the Forest School Play Project delivered through 'Get Out More'.

Activities

With Autumn underway children are enjoying collecting natural materials such as conkers, sticks and leaves to use in their groups, art work and general learning.  We have been observing and talk about the changes in Autumn and this year we have been particularly lucky to have our very own apples to pick and eat.

Curriculum Coverage 

Over the Autumn Term we share the following core books with the children. We enhance the provision and plan small group activities to compliment these stories.

Previous Overviews

Summer 2018

Curriculum Enrichment in The Woodland Suite

Throughout the year we aim to enrich the curriculum with lots of inclusive hands-on activities that both children parents can access.  Here are just a few photographs from last year.  We look forward to adding new photos from this year now the groups are underway.

Farm Visit

We bring a farm to the centre! All the children get to visit the farm with their key groups and the farm is then open to our families over the lunch break.

Pet Week

During Pet Week our staff bring a variety of pets to the Nursery – we had a visit from a Guinea Pig, a Bearded Dragon, a Dog and a Cat this year.

Life Caravan

The Life Caravan comes once a year to educate the children on keeping healthy.

Living Eggs

The children are always fascinated by these visitors. They are eager to observe the transition from egg to chick.

Zoo Lab

Zoolab visit with a range of animals for the children to look at, handle and ask questions about.                                                      

Seaside Day

We bring the seaside to Canterbury for the day…. A giant sandpit, donkeys, puppet shows, ice creams, face pointing and hopefully the SUNSHINE!!

Bike Ability

We hold many Outdoor Learning days across the year to encourage our families to get busy in the outdoor environment.

What to Expect When

 

Guidance to your child's learning and development 30 - 60 months