Our Daily Routine

& Curriculum 

Daily Routine 

Throughout the day children learn, play, and rest together. They are divided into age-based groups for adult-led activities to ensure that they attain the best out of each experience. 

 

We plan daily outside activities for all the children, we are very lucky to have a wonderful garden and lovely outdoor spaces within only a short walk away. 

The following are key points within our daily routine:

 

08:00 – 09:00 – Children start to arrive, breakfast and free play

09:00 – 09:30 – Morning Circle time, Phonics & Rhymetime

09:30 – 10:00 – Outdoor play/Messy play

10:00 – 10:15 – Snack time

10:15 – 11:00 – Activity (Motor Skills/Arts & Crafts/Baking)

11:00 – 12:00 – Outdoor play/Free play

12:00 – 12:30 – Lunch time

12:30 – 13:30 – Nap time, Quiet time or Rhymetime/Storytime

13:30 – 14:00 – Pencil control, colouring or painting

14:00 – 14:15 – Snack time

14:15 – 14:30 – Flashcards & Phonics

14:30 – 16:00  – Outdoor play

16:00 – 16:30 – Tea time

16:30 – 18:30  – Outdoor play, free play & children start to leave

Our Curriculum

We have developed our curriculum to ensure that we are able to offer our children an outstanding education. 

 

We have designed our curriculum to:

  • promote the moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our children

  • prepare our children for their next stage and for when they will move onto school

  • be heavily focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) 

  • promote a love of learning

  • promote high academic achievement

 

We have worked extremely hard to develop an outstanding curriculum, designing themes that are relevant to the context of the children's own lives whilst also expanding their horizons and understanding of the possibilities that may be open to them in life. Our curriculum is flexible in that the themes which we learn about form the core foundation of what we study. The childrens interests will always become a part of what we play with/learn about as all our topics are easily adaptable and provide the capacity to be expanded on in different ways. 

Spring Term

Our topics for the Spring term are Spring & On The Farm. Our Spring term runs from March - May.

 

The books that we will read are - 

Spring - Ailie Busby, The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle, Everything Spring - Jill Esbaum, Spring is here - Will Hillenbrand, That's Not a Daffodil! - Elizabeth Honey, Noisy Farm - Rod Campbell, Mrs Wishy-Washy's Farm - Joy Cowley, Look inside a Farm - Katie Daynes, Farmer Duck - Martin Waddell, A Squash and a Squeeze - Julia Donaldson

Bring along your family trip location - Odds Farm 

Highlights - Seeing our very own caterpillars transform into butterflies

Summer Term

Our topics for the Summer term are Summer & The Jungle. Our Spring term runs from June - July

 

The books that we will read are - 

Summer - Ailie Busby, Walking Through the Jungle - Julie Lacome, Jungle Grumble - Julia Jarman, Toddle waddle - Julia Donaldson, Summer Days and Nights - Wong Herbet Yee, Sharing a Shell - Julia Donaldson, Lucy and Tom at the Seaside - Shirley Hughes, Penguin on Holiday - Salina Yoon

Bring along your family trip location - Gray's Farm

Highlights - Learning all about ants, watching our very own ants dig a spectacular system of tunnels and canals

Autumn Term

Our topics for the Autumn term are Autumn & All About Me. Our Spring term runs from September - November

 

The books that we will read are - 

Autumn - Ailie Busby, Squirrels Autumn Search - Anita Loughrey, A Very Helpful Hedgehog - Rosie Wellesley, Children Around the World - Donata Montanari, My Family: Love and Care, Give and Share - Lisa Bullard, My Mum and Dad Make Me Laugh - Nick Sharratt, People who help us series - Nancy Dickmann, We worship here series - Angela Wood & Emma Trithart, My mum/dad is amazing series - Nick Butterworth, First Explorers My Body - Rebecca Jones, Look Inside Your Body - Louie Stowell

Bring along your family trip location - Bucklebury Farm

Winter Term

Our topics for the Winter term are Winter & Space. Our Spring term runs from November - February

The books that we will read are - 

Winter - Ailie Busby, Tiger in the snow! - Nick Butterworth, Snow Bears - Martin Waddell, One Snowy Night - Nick Butterworth, The Bear's Winter House - John Yeoman & Quentin Blake, How to Catch a Star - Oliver Jeffers, On the Moon - Anna Milbourne, First Explorers Astronauts - Christiane Engel, Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers About Space - Katie Daynes, The Way Back Home - Oliver Jeffers, Look inside Space - Rob Lloyd Jones

Bring along your family trip location - Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

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