Enabling Children to Achieve

The staff team meets regularly to develop the teaching plan for the current topic, to plan daily activities and objectives to evaluate the effectiveness of the activities and to assess any individual needs. The weekly planning in all the rooms are planned in response to the childrens interest, children are observed on a regular basis and these observations are used to plan activities based on their individual needs and used to plan for their next steps. Planning is displayed for parental information.

Personal, Social & Emotional Development

* Children are encouraged to be independent in areas such as dressing themselves, personal hygiene, setting the table for meals, eating for themselves.

* Taking part in daily group sessions involving listening and discussion.

* Individual and group work involving sharing and taking turns.

* To talk about their feelings and what makes them feel happy or sad.

* To take part in devising rules for acceptable behaviour in the room.

* Good manners and politeness.

* Relevant cultural and religious events.

The children at Kiddi-Winks learn how to work, play and co-operate with others

and function in a group beyond the family.

Communication, Language and Literacy 3D

* Daily talking and listening group sessions.

* Daily story sessions including songs, rhymes and poems.

* Verbally make up stories, which may be scripted, typed and displayed.

Mathematics

Children are encouraged to give objects a place by handling them and moving their position. We encourage them to order objects by size, shape, colour, etc. We encourage them to create patterns and to re-create a given pattern whether that be by using bricks, lacing, paper or crayon. They will be encouraged to recognise numbers, including zero; scripting numbers in sand, with chalk and crayon patterns, will lead to the formation of the written number. They will learn how to begin to show awareness and use of vocabulary involved in addition and subtraction.

Understanding the World 

Children are encouraged to carry out simple observations, like what they see on their way to Nursery. They are asked to discuss where they live, their families, how they have grown and changed. They are taken on visits to explore different environments. The children at Kiddi-Winks begin to learn about and understand; other people, their environment and how it works within the natural and manmade environment. They are given a foundation for historical, geographical, scientific and technological learning.

Physical Development

The children have dance and gymnastics sessions involving rolling, twisting, jumping, balancing and climbing. They have daily outdoor play sessions and they are given the opportunity to develop physical control, mobility, awareness of space and manipulative skills, through the use of indoor and outdoor environments. Through these opportunities they learn to move confidently and imaginatively.

Expressive Arts and Design

The children are able to choose from a variety of creative media like play dough, crayons, paints, model making with the use of glue and "bits and pieces" are regularly available. The home corner area and other structured areas such as a shop, a travel agent and dressing up areas are created on a regular basis. The children explore sound and colour, texture, shape, form and space in 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 role play, showing an increasing ability to use their imagination.

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