A Typical day at School
Variety, challenge and of course, plenty of time to play
We offer a wide variety of well-planned activities each day. These are interspersed with outdoor play whenever the weather allows it.
9.00 – 9.15 Children arrive They hang up their coat on their peg, find their name and place it on the welcome to school board.
9.15 – 9.50 Free play Children can explore and choose want they want to play from the many toys on offer today, maybe, Role play, construction toys, Home corner or they may choose sit in the book corner read a book or just chat to their friends.
9.50 – 10.00 Circle Time We all come together, we will talk about our weekly topic, update our date & weather board, we will discuss what we need for our outside play today, Sun Hat, Coat, wellington boots? We encourage children to show and tell.
10.00 – 10.30 Snack Bar open We have a healthy snack of fruit and savory biscuits. Children are offered milk or water to drink. Water is always available to drink throughout the session. The older children are encouraged to help prepare & serve the snacks and wash up if they want to.
10.30 – 11.30 Children can choose to participate in today’s activities or outside play.
Activities: play dough, collage, painting, messy play, threading, reading, being creative, writing & drawing. Activities rotate daily and include activities requested by the children.
Outside play: Outside to have some more fun. On offer in the Garden, Bikes, scooters, sand, water play, make a den, playing with the giant parachute or any game from their imagination.
11.30 Story time/Music & Song All come together again, we sing, play musical instruments, have today’s story and finish with merit awards and rewarding our stars of day.
12.00 Home time!!!
The afternoon session runs the same.
N.B. This timetable is only an indication of a day at the nursery. Children have the right tomake choices throughout their day. Key workers will follow up child-initiated ideas, which can mean a change of plan/activity e.g. If it's an extremely hot day, we might decide to use the paddling pool, spray water at each other etc. If it snows we might make snowmen and have a snowball fight.
Days out of school The older children will have special days outside of school, a teddy bears picnic, trip to the library or fire station.