Owls playroom offers a variety of learning opportunities and is divided into a large messy play area, along with sections for maths, writing and role play . We have a discovery area which is home to our fish, stick insects and our large electronic magnifier giving children the opportunity to explore the world around them. Our comfortable literacy room is available which offers children the chance to work in small groups or providing a quiet area for a nap.
Owls pre-school room leads directly into our outdoor classroom and looks out onto our nature garden. Last year we installed a bird box with a camera in and we found our children started to gain an interest in learning about our wildlife.
We have class registration time every day with children being encouraged to add their name to our board, look at the days of the week and the weather helping to further develop an independence ready for school.
In preparation for school, children in Owls have their lunch served in the café. This gives children time to get used to the concept of going to a different room for lunch as this will happen when they start school. We have a nominated lunch monitor with their role being to serve lunch and dessert to their friends, giving children a sense of responsibility boosting their confidence and leadership skills.