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Hail Weston Pre-School Activity Group, Village Hall, Hail Weston, Cambridgeshire, PE19 5JS | 01480 214574

Registered Charity Number: 1066057

Specific areas of learning:


  • Literacy 
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive art and design

Prime areas of learning:


  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Communication and language
  • Physical development

AREAS OF LEARNING

LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT


EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE (EYFS)


The EYFS Statutory Framework sets the Standards for Learning, Development and Care for children from birth to five and is delivered through play and positive experiences within the pre-school. 


The areas of learning are promoted throughout the pre-school both indoors and outdoors. 


Early Learning Goals are the targets your child is expected to reach at the end of the Foundation Stage. On an on-going basis, the staff observe the abilities and development of each individual child. They then plan the next steps to achieving these goals depending upon your child’s particular needs.


Any areas that require additional support are delivered during our small group sessions. These are focused activities that help the children to concentrate on a particular area of learning while their efforts are valued and supported, not only by their key worker, but also by the other children.


At Hail Weston Pre-School we use a ‘free flow’ system, where children are able to move freely to any activity of their choice, indoors and outdoors.  They are encouraged to choose and play independently to build confidence and self-esteem and enables children to try out new ideas and learning experiences within a safe environment. 


Throughout all activities children are taught to be kind and considerate to others. We also ensure that children are allowed to express themselves in their own way and develop their own character.


ASSESSMENT


At the end of every term parents/carers will receive an Individual Tracking Assessment (ITA). This document identifies the stages your child is at with their learning and development.

Each child between the age of two and three years will receive a report to share with the health visitor at during their 2 year check up and children who are in their pre-school year will receive a transition report at the end of the year which will be forwarded to their reception class teacher of their new school. Formal parent consultations are also offered at the end of each term.  We also welcome informal on-going discussions with parents who have any queries about their child’s progress.


On an on-going basis, children’s learning is observed and evaluated. All staff assess and record the learning of every child individually, every child has their own key worker who will plan activities to support individual progress through the Early Years Foundation Stages (EYFS) of development.

​Parents may view their own child’s file on request.  


FACILITIES


The pre-school is based in Hail Weston Village Hall.  The facilities include a large room which is informally divided into different areas that the children are free to access throughout the day.

 

Within the indoor setting, there are a range of different activities changed on a daily basis.  This gives the children opportunities to experience and play with a variety of tools and toys.


Outside there is a secure outdoor play area which is accessible at all times, to give the children fresh air and exercise.  The outside toys include all the experiences of the indoor environment with:

In the outdoor play area there is a cabin which is used to run small groups to support focussed learning and individual next steps.


At the front of the preschool there is a small secure garden which is used for growing activities, including planting seeds and bulbs, as well as growing and harvesting vegetables. 


RHS Chelsea medal-winning garden designer Dawn Isaac also runs a gardening club that the children take part in regularly.