Applying for Primary School

If your child lives in Derbyshire and was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 you need to apply to Derbyshire County Council for a primary school place for them.  The closing date for applications is 15 January 2020.
Guidance for parents is available at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/admissions.
If your child has an Education Health Care Plan contact the county council's SEND Central Team on 01629 536531 or 01629 536547.

Children in Need 2019

Children in Need Friday 15th November 2019

Children are welcome to dress up.
Any donations will be forwarded to Children in Need.

Autumn Term Two 2019

AUTUMN TERM TWO 2019

Bonfire
Poppy Day
Children in Need
St Andrew’s Day
Christmas


Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Managing Feelings and Behaviour

Children will learn to show understanding and cooperate with some boundaries and routines

We will learn to respond to the feelings and wishes of others



Communication and Language

Speaking

We will use language as a powerful means of widening contact, sharing feelings, experiences and thoughts

We will use talk to connect ideas, explain what is happening and anticipate what might happen next

Physical Development


Health and Self Care

We will support children’s growing independence and talk about the importance of hand washing

We will observe the effects of activity on our bodies

Literacy

Writing

We will encourage the children to make marks in different ways both inside and outside

We will encourage children to give meaning to marks as they draw and paint

Mathematics

Shape, Space & Measure

We will use descriptive words such as big and little in everyday play situations and through books and stories

We will show an interest in shape and space by playing with shapes or making arrangements with objects

Understanding the World

Technology

We will seek to acquire basic skills in turning on and operating some ICT equipment

We will encourage children to show an interest in technological toys eg torches, cameras, remote control cars

Expressive arts and design

Being Imaginative

We will being to make believe by pretending

We will create movement in response to music


How can you help your child?
Talk to your child about what happens at Pre-school, ask them questions and encourage them to ask you questions.
Talk about colours and shapes and look for colours and shapes around them
Sing songs the children are learning at Pre-school

Remember: Staff are always available for a chat or advice about your child.

AUTUMN TERM ONE 2019

Autumn
Harvest

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Self Confidence and Self Awareness
 Separate from main carer with support
 Understanding and following new/old routines
 Promoting independence when making choices

Communication and Language
  
Understanding
 We will develop an understanding of simple concepts such as big/little
 We will provide opportunities for children to talk about what they see, hear, think and feel
 We will prompt children's thinking

Physical Development

Moving and Handling
We will motivate children to be active through music and movement
We will encourage children in their efforts to pour a drink and manipulate objects in their play

Literacy

Reading
We will encourage children to fill in the missing word eg Humpty Dumpty sat on a ........
We will focus on meaningful print such as children's names

Mathematics

Numbers
We will sing counting songs and rhymes which help to develop children's understanding of number
We will be counting objects and comparing quantities

Understanding the World

The World
We will tell stories about places and journeys
We will develop an understanding of growth, decay and changes over time


Expressive arts and design

Exploring and using Media and Materials
We will encourage and support the inventive ways in which children add or mix media
We will talk about children's growing interest in and use of colours as they begin to find differences between colours

How can you help your child?
Talk to your child about what happens at Pre-school, ask them questions and encourage them to ask you questions.
Count objects on the way to school eg "How many red cars can you see?"
Sing songs the children are learning at Pre-school

Remember: staff are always available for a chat or advice about your child.

Summer Holidays

Term ends on Friday 19th July

Pre-School reopens on Monday 2nd September

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