2 - 3 year olds
Children in this age group concentrate on being creative, using imagination to 'discover’ and develop problem-solving skills. Initial literacy steps are made by language acquisition through key development activities such as role-play and shared reading.
The Nursery Class plans opportunities for child-adult discussion, where we encourage children to contribute more during daily circle time where they attempt putting sentences together. ‘Open expression’ allows children to discover with a variety of materials, nurturing motor skills. Children discover and enjoy making marks, looking at picture books and listening to stories, giving meaning to communication.
Staff address areas such as eating, dressing and toileting, which allow for self-help and independence to emerge. With physical skills developing further, children are taught to join in active play with other children and it is an important time for discovering boundaries and social interaction.