An education is not so much about making a living as making a person.

Pre-School is a bridge from home to school and an introduction to the more structured environment they will encounter in Reception.

The children are encouraged to be self-motivated and independent, yet aware of their peers.

The Pre-School Foundation Phase Framework, leading to nationally approved outcomes, guides the activities in the Pre-School and links closely with that of the Reception class to ensure progression and continuity for the children.

The Foundation Phase has, at its core, practical-based activities collectively designed to foster self-esteem, a positive attitude, creative, expressive and observational skills and physical well-being. Outdoor activities too are vital to this process.

CHILD-CENTRED LEARNING

The children are encouraged to be self-motivated and independent, yet aware of their peers.

The department is colourful, spacious and ready for action!

Having its own separate entrance and play area, the department is divided into eight main learning areas, each of which links into the main body of the department: the use of identifiable and specific learning areas has been chosen because it enhances the children’s focus and concentration.

The learning rooms consist of a circle-time room and music area, construction, reading, discovery and outside areas, a creative room, a numeracy and literacy room and, finally, a role-play area.

The combination of skills developed in these complementary areas gives the children the broadest and most thorough educational – and enjoyable – experience.

The children can stay for either a whole day or, if preferred, they can attend our morning sessions. A healthy and substantial cooked meal is served at lunch-time for all pupils.

SEVEN AREAS OF LEARNING

The experiences provided for all children in Pre-School are based on seven ‘Areas of Learning’ and their outcomes.

  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World
  • Personal and Social Development, Wellbeing and Cultural Diversity
  • Language, Literacy and Communication skills
  • Welsh development
  • Mathematics Development
  • Creative Development
  • Physical Development – gross motor and fine motor.

The children will be provided with activities designed around the seven learning outcomes.