Teaching and Learning


every child succeeds


Each term we will add information to involve you in the focus for learning in our setting.  We plan the learning opportunities by identifying children's interests from observing their play and parental input.  We are observing children to identify their interests in order to plan the focus for learning for this term.  This learning will take place both indoors and outdoors.


Research shows children's wellbeing is enriched by being outdoors because nature provides learning experiences and is a natural stimuli for children.  Through outdoor play and educational visits, young children can learn skills of social interaction, friendship, care for living things and their environment.  It provides holistic grouth for children allowing individuality, imagination, awe and wonder.  In order to support this we ask parents to send spare clothes for their children and be understanding of our desire to provide children with these opportunities.  Please do not hesitate to speak to one of the team if you have any concerns.


Please continue to let us know your child's hobbies and interests to help to plan your child's future learning. 


In order to support your child's learning in the home, you are welcome to borrow educational toys and games from our learning library.  We also have phonic games available to borrow to aid your child's reading and writing.  The staff will show you the aims of the games to support you at home.  Please ask for more information.  Additionally if you would like copies of any information from our website we are able to print this for you free of charge.


We will always look at a change of seasons, patterns in the environment and nature and then see where the children will take this.


Useful Links - you may find these useful to support your children's learning in the home


http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/resources/practical_resources_info/7196_using_digital_technology_in_the_early_years#Digital tech videos


Autumn Term Focus

  • About us - myself and my world
  • Wellbeing - feelings and emotions, focusing on HarringTen text
  • Stories include 'Tattybogle'
  • Harvest / Autumn 
  • Celebrations - Eid, Diwali, Christmas
  • Fundraising - Wear it Pink, MacMillan, Children in Need, World Mental Health Day
  • Additional themes will be used as a focus depending on where children choose to take the learning



Spring Term Focus

  • Ourselves
  • Family
  • Home/community
  • People who help us 



Some of the apps used on our iPads

  • Dinosaurs Everywhere
  • Talking Tom
  • Sock puppets
  • Puppet workshop
  • Puppet pals
  • Let's Create
  • Pocket Phonics
  • Banana Toss
  • Feed the Monkey
  • Animal Muddle
  • Finger Paint