3-4 Nursery

Levels: Nursery students are not graded by level

For learners aged 3-4, the focus is on creative play based learning and the development of communication and social skills. Learners also develop their numeracy, communication and cognitive skills in English with specialist nursery teachers.

Activities include playing with toys, sand, construction games, arts and crafts, and songs and rhymes. Outdoor play and sports provide opportunities for children to develop English language and motor skills.

There are also drama and music sessions, which are led by specialist teachers. Every week nursery learners have an Extended Learning Experience, for example animal mask workshops, puppet making and/or an excursion. High ratios of staff supervision on all outside activities mean that children are safe and secure throughout the school day.

Example excursions, projects and timetable

Nursery Extended Learning Experience 2017

Week

Project

Theme

Extended Learning Experience

Week 1

‘Once upon a time’

Storytelling

Art Workshop

Week 2

Twinkle twinkle  

Planets and the solar system

Making pâpier maché planets

Week 3

Me, myself and I

Human beings

Drama workshop

Week 4

Roar!

Animals of the world

Making Animal Masks

Week 5

Fun and games

Play and performance

Making cat sock puppets

Week 6

Brazil 2016

Brazil and the Olympic Games

Making musical instruments

Week 7

Under the sea

Marine life

Making fish mobiles

Week 8

I love London

London people and places

Making finger puppets

 
Sample Timetable Nursery

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9.00 - 9.15

Registration and well being

9.15 - 9.30

Circle Time

Sports

Circle Time

Circle Time

Circle Time

9.30 - 10.30

Language

Language

Extended Learning

Language

Language

10.30 - 11.30

Outdoor Play

11.30 - 12.00

Lunch Break

12.30 - 1.15

Rest Time

1.15 - 2.00

Maths

Drama

Maths

Maths

Maths

1.45 - 2.00

Snacks

2.00 - 2.30

Music

Story Time

Story Time

Story Time

Music

2.30 - 3.15

Choice Time