South Lee School
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Announcement

South Lee Open Day Friday 6th October 10am -12pm

Our Curriculum

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The Curriculum

Curriculum

Planning is carefully thought out using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum guidelines. A range of adult-led and child-initiated activities are provided on a daily basis (www.early-education.org.uk). Throughout Early Years our children are able to access a full and varied curriculum, which covers the three Prime areas and four Specific areas of learning as set out below. Our planning focuses on these areas and we provide activities and experiences to ensure your child can reach their full potential with us, whilst having a fun and exciting time.

The three Prime areas focus on Personal, Social and Emotional development,
Communication and Language and Physical Development.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Personal, Social and Emotional development:

  • Self –confidence and self-awareness.
  • Managing feelings and behaviour.
  • Making relationships.

 

Communication and Language

Communication and Language:

  • Listening and attention.
  • Understanding.
  • Speaking.

 

Physical Development

Physical development:

  • Moving and handling.
  • Health and self-care.

Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design

The four Specific areas focus on Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and
Expressive Arts and Design.

Literacy

  • Reading.
  • Writing.

Mathematics

  • Numbers.
  • Shape, space and measures.

Understanding the World

  • People and communities.
  • The World.
  • Technology.

Expressive Arts and Design

  • Exploring and using media and materials.
  • Being imaginative.

Every Child is Unique

In order to access this learning, our children need to feel safe, secure and happy, and it is our pleasure to ensure that this happens. The EYFS sets out four themes which express important principles to underpin effective practice in the care, development and learning of young children.

These focus on the uniqueness of each child, his or her ability to learn, ensuring secure relationships both at home and at school, an environment which is conducive to their learning, and the recognition that they will develop in a different way and at a different rate from other children. We consider these principles at all times when we are planning for, and working with, the children in our care.

Particular importance is placed on the individual needs and interests of each child and staff use their expertise to adapt activities accordingly to suit the children in their classes. Selected mornings also consist of: Tennis Coaching, French, ICT, Forest School, Stave House, and a visit to the School Library.

Afternoons consist of an adult-led main activity, followed by child-initiated play. Examples of these activities are: Make and Bake, Explore and Discover, Physical Fun, Yoga, Creative Craft, Music and Movement, Stave House, and Music Explorers.

We aim to forge positive relationships with our local community and regularly have visits from the Police Force, the Fire Service, the Medical Profession, Dentists and Vets to join us and share their expertise. As well as being an enjoyable experience for the children these visits often help to allay any fears the children may have through role play opportunities. These include trying on uniforms, using equipment, sitting in police cars and so on.

Our Early is inclusive and throughout the year we celebrate a number of festivals. In recent years we have been lucky to have had parents who have come into our Early Years on festival days to share their cultural history with all the children. We fully embrace these exciting days and have displays around the Early Years to reflect this.
Every year we hold a themed ‘Family Fun Day’. This is a very special day where staff, children and parents join together to have a fun-filled morning. The staff provide a range of activities for the children to participate in if they wish. We also hold an annual  Sports Day which is held on the Victory Grounds, a Nativity (which we perform to family, in our school hall) and a  Christmas Party.

We have many  ‘Interactive Weeks’ which include: Science, Music, Maths,
Outdoor Activities, Woodland Animal Homes and many more.

We also have our own  Graduation when completing our final year in Nursery.

Cygnet Timetable

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.30 – 9.10 Welcome Welcome Welcome Welcome Welcome
9.10 – 9.30 Registration Registration Registration Registration Registration
9.30 – 10.00

Active Curriculum (learning through play)

 

Active Curriculum (learning through play)

Active curriculum (learning through play)

 

Forest School

cygnets

Active curriculum (learning through play)

Snack

Prepare for the woods

10.00 – 10.30

Snack

Prepare for the woods

French

Snack

 

Snack

Prepare for the woods

Snack

Prepare for the woods

10.30 – 10.50 Playtime Playtime Playtime Playtime Playtime

11.00 – 11.50

11.30 some children go home

Active Curriculum

(learning through play)

Active Curriculum

(learning through play)

Active Curriculum

(learning through play)

Active Curriculum

(learning through play)

Active Curriculum

(learning through play)

12.00 – 12.40 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch

Children are toileted and have nappies changed throughout the day

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
12.40 – 12.55 Prepare for playtime Prepare for playtime Prepare for playtime Prepare for playtime Prepare for playtime
12.55 – 13.15 Playtime Playtime Playtime Playtime Playtime
13.15 – 13.30 Some children go home Some children go home Some children go home Some children go home Some children go home
13.30 – 14.45

Younger children have sleep

 

Musical explorers

Younger children have sleep

 

Creative crafts

Younger children have sleep

 

Explore and discover

Younger children have sleep

 

Physical fun

Younger children have sleep

 

Make and bake

14.45 – 15.00 Snack time Snack time Snack time Snack time Snack time
15.00 – 15.40

Prepare to go home

Home time or drink and snack

Prepare to go home

Home time or drink and snack

Prepare to go home

Home time or drink and snack

Prepare to go home

Home time or drink and snack

Prepare to go home

Home time or drink and snack

15.45 – 18.00 After school care After school care After school care After school care After school care

Swans Timetable

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:30 Welcome Welcome Welcome Welcome Welcome
9:00

Jolly Phonics

Swans

Jolly Phonics

swans

Jolly Phonics

swans

Jolly Phonics

swans

Jolly Phonics

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9:20

Tennis Coaching

 

 

 

Active Curriculum

 

 

Active Curriculum

*Learning and Development

ICT Suite

 

 

 

 

Stave House Music swans

Forest School swans
9:50

French

 

Library swans
10:30 Playtime Playtime Playtime Playtime Playtime
10:50 Active Curriculum Active Curriculum Active Curriculum Active Curriculum Active Curriculum
12:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch

 

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
13:20 Register Register Register Register Register
13:30 Musical Explorers Art and Craft Explore and Discover

Physical Fun

hall

Make and Bake
14:00 Stave House Music
 
14:30 Snack (Fruit) Snack (Fruit) Snack (Fruit) Snack (Fruit) Snack (Fruit)
3:10 Home time/ Story time Home time/ Story time Home time/ Story time Home time/ Story time Home time/ Story time
3:40

Home time/

After School Care

Home time/

After School Care

Home time/

After School Care

Home time/

After School Care

Home time/

After School Care

6:00 Home time Home time Home time Home time Home time

Kindergarten Timetable

 

20016/2017

 

 

8.50–9.10

 

1

9.15–10.00

 

2

10.00–10.30

 

 

3

10.50-11.20

 

4

11.30-12.10

 

 

5

1.25-2.00

 

6

2.00-2.30

 

7

2.30-2.50

 

 

2.50-3.05

 

Monday

 

 

 

 

Child Initiated/Fine Motor Development

(KGG)

 

Readers/ High Frequency Word Groups

 

Child Initiated/Fine Motor Development

(KGG)

 

Readers/High Frequency Word Groups

 

 

Show and Tell

CL

Listening/

Understanding/

Speaking

(KGG)

Break 10.30-10.50

 

L

Writing

(KGG)

 

 

Outdoor Mathematics

LOWER PLAYGROUND

 

L

Writing

(KGG)

 

 

Outdoor Mathematics

LOWER PLAYGROUND

 

Stories/Rhyme

1.45

Stave House

VE

(KGG)

 

 

2.15

PSED

Circle Time Activities

 

IT

(TD)

 

 

 

Tuesday

 

 

 

 

Child Initiated/Fine Motor Development

(KGG)

Readers/ High Frequency Word Groups

 

Child Initiated/Fine Motor Development

(KGG)

Read High Frequency Word Groups

 

Mathematics

(KGG)

 

UW

OUTDOOR LEARNING

WOODS

 

UW

OUTDOOR LEARNING

WOODS

 

PE

KB

Hall

 

EAD

Child Initiated

KGG

 

EAD

Child Initiated

KGG

 

 

TV

Rat-A-Tat- Tat

(KGG)

 

Wednesday

 

 

 

 

Hymn practice/

P.S.H.E.

(Circle Time Activities)

(HALL)

 

Child Initiated/Fine Motor Development

(KGG)

Readers/ High Frequency Word Groups

 

Phonics

(KGG)

 

Phonics

(KGG)

 

Games

KB

LOWER PLAYGROUND

Stories/Rhyme

1.40-2.30

Forest Schools

JL

OUTDOOR LEARNING

WOODS

 

 

Forest Schools

JL

OUTDOOR LEARNING

WOODS

 

 

Reading/Writing

(WOODS)

 

TV

Number Time

 

Thursday

 

 

 

 

PSED

OUTDOOR

LEARNING

LOWER PLAYGROUND

 

Child Initiated/Fine Motor Development

(KGG)

Readers/ High Frequency Word Groups

 

Phonics

OUTDOOR LEARNING

LOWER PLAYGROUND

 

M

(KGG)

 

M

(KGG)

 

 

 

11.50

Stories/Rhyme

 

 

Yoga

Mrs. P

GP ROOM

 

 

P.E.

AA

HALL

 

 

Music

MC

MUSIC ROOM

 

 

Friday

 

 

 

 

Pre-Prep Assembly

(HALL)

 

Child Initiated/Fine Motor Development

(KGG)

Readers/ High Frequency Word Groups

 

 

 

Mathematics

(KGG)

 

Mathematics

(KGG)

 

11.25

French

(JA)

(KGG)

 

Library

 

Golden Time

(KGG)

Outdoor Activities

WOODS

 

 

Golden Time

(KGG)

Outdoor Activities

WOODS

 

TV

Come Outside

(KGG)

Timetable for KGG 2016 2017

 

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