Posts made in August, 2012

About PALS social skills program

Posted by on Aug 30, 2012 in PALS - Playing and Learning to Socialise, Parents Area | 0 comments

About PALS social skills program

Since September 2011 Stantonfields Pre-school has been running the PALS program, when we started with a small group of children as a trial.  After the ten weeks of sessions we felt the benefits of the sessions were so great that we now give all the children the opportunity to take part during their time with us, depending on parental permission. Each week a different skill is taught through the use of puppets, which act out a story which poses a social problem.  The children then discuss how they could solve the problem and the puppets then act out the solution. Sessions also include...

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EYFS Curriculum

Posted by on Aug 30, 2012 in EYFS - Early Years Foundation Stage, Parents Area | 0 comments

EYFS Curriculum

The Early Years Foundation Stage We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, where learning is set out into three prime areas and four specific areas. The Characteristics of Effective Learning and the prime and specific Areas of Learning and development are all interconnected.  Please find a link below for our Parents Guide to the EYFS. EYFS_Parents_Guide website Characteristics of Effective Learning  Playing and Exploring-engagement Finding out and exploring Playing with what they know Being willing “to have  go”  Active learning –motivation Being involved and...

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What is Ecat all about?

Posted by on Aug 30, 2012 in ECAT - Every Child a Talker, Parents Area | 0 comments

What is Ecat all about?

Each week we run Language groups, where we do fun activities to encourage children’s speech. these activities range from singing songs, making speech sounds and also listening to the sounds. These groups have grown from the ECAT, Every Child a Talker scheme, which we have used in Pre-school for a number of years to encourage children’s communication skills.. We feel this scheme has been extremely beneficial to the setting and has allowed us to be more aware of children’s communication levels, how to support the children who are at risk of a delay and how problems with...

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Chicks

Posted by on Aug 22, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Chicks

The chicks are arriving Monday 13th May.  We are all very excited. We enjoy extending the children’s knowledge and experiences.  For the past two years we have been lucky to have chicks from the happy chick company. We have ten eggs delivered in a hatching pod and we wait for a few days to see which will hatch first. We keep a tally as they hatch and enjoy giving them names. Over the two weeks we are amazed at how quickly they grow and enjoy helping to look after them. We are always sad when its time for them to go but we know they will be even happier living on the farm.

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