Hi and welcome to our Pre-school page!
Our teachers in Pre-school are:
Miss Corkin, Miss Dean, Miss Harrison
Pre-school is the first step of your child’s school journey! Children will begin their
journey the term after they have turned three years old, therefore children are able to
start either in September, January or April. We encourage children to start their journey
sooner rather than later, so they can establish routines and boundaries in preparation for
their Reception year.
We offer children a very fun, stimulating environment both indoors and outdoors, providing
opportunities for children to learn and develop through structured play. Children are able
to develop their key areas of learning including, social skills, communication and language
and physical skills. Additionally, children will begin to develop phonic and basic writing
skills as well as number skills. We are very lucky to be provided with a Speech Therapist
who comes to work with our children every Friday. She works with small groups of children to
develop children’s basic understanding and expressive language.
Pre-school begin their Autumn term welcoming new starters and learning is based around an
‘Ourselves’ themed topic. Children talk about who they are, what they look like and who they
live with at home. We enjoy painting self-portraits and looking at family photos. We then
enjoy the theme of Christmas. We make lots of nice things to sell at our Christmas Market.
We end the term by performing in our first Nativity performance where our family come to
During Spring term, we usually welcome more new starters into Pre-school. Our themes for
Spring term vary. We enjoy learning new how the seasons and weather change. Our growth topic
can be very exciting with a visit from the Butterflies. We try to read a range of repeating
refrain stories including Jack and the beanstalk.
Our final Summer term is very exciting! We have sports day, which usually involves our
annual sponsored “Big Toddle”, graduation and our end of school trip! We had an amazing time
last year at Toyfields and cannot wait to visit Smithills Farm this year! Our Graduation
ceremony is always lovely to see how much progress has been made by all children and a very
emotional part of the year for familes!
Please continue to offer support to your children by adding postcards to Orbit or by sending
WOW sheets into school. Any evidence will help support your child’s tracking through
Library sessions: Wednesday’s 9.00-9.30 and 2.30-3.00
Come and listen to a story and see what they have been learning in the week!
Thank you for all your support.
Please remember that parents who qualify for 30 hours funding to renew their
eligibility every term.
Please see out Twitter page for regular updates and photographs of what the
children are doing in school, there is a link on the homepage.