LEARN
    & PLAY

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Working to build the

foundations for amazing

futures for little ones.

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CURRICULUM STATEMENT

At Ditton Church Pre School we follow the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) curriculum. Children learn through play and we are guided by their current interests to inform our planning. After their initial starting points/age 2 check, we assess children's progress three times a year using the Kent Milestones Toolkit and non-statutory guidance 'Development Matters'

Our experienced staff team plan fun activities which encourage children to widen their knowledge in all areas of learning in a way that suits their individual stage of development and interests.

MAKING RELATIONSHIPS

Throughout the year we incorporate a range of activities which teach the children how tio keep themselves safe: All About Me/body awareness, Road Safety and Stranger Danger and online safety. These are taught in an age appropriate way using songs, stories and discussion and by inviting members of the wider community such as our local lollipop lady and the Community Warden. 

The links below show some ‘learning pyramids’ we have put together to demonstrate some examples of how children develop skills over their time with us and how we plan activities to support this. 

MARK MAKING

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JOIN US

Wonder.

Learning.

Playing.

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REGISTRATION FORM
FOR PRE SCHOOL

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If you would like to Register your Child at our Pre School please download and complete a registration form and email it to info@dittonchurchpreschool.org

PLEASE NOTE- The admissions team meet in January to look at offering spaces for the following academic year, so please aim to apply by 31st December 2022 if your child is due to start in 2023/24

WAITING LIST

We are now full for the next academic year 2022/2023. We do operate a waiting list so please contact us if you would like to add your child to the waiting list.

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COVID RISK ASSESSSMENT

Please see our latest covid risk assessment plan

 

SNACKS

Each week we offer a healthy snack to all the children who attend in the morning sessions. Water is available throughout all sessions for the children to help themselves.

Snacks include bread and butter, crackers, wraps,ham, cheese, fruit, cucumber and milk or water.

THIS TERM'S TOPIC

Summer and Transitions

Rising Stars Talking about starting infant school and setting up a 'school roleplay area'

 

Science Term

Including making volcanos and coloured salt crystals

THIS WEEK

This week we are making the most of the lovely weather in the garden 

The Rising Stars have been practicing for Sports Day

TERM DATES 

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2021 -2022

Term 6

Mon 6 June - Wed 21 July

 

Sept 2022 to July 2023

 

Term 1

Mon 5 September – Fri 21st October

Term 2

Mon 31st October – Fri 16th December

Term 3

Mon 9th January – Fri 10th February

Term 4

Mon 20th February – Fri 31st March

Term 5

Mon 17th April – Fri 26th May

Term 6

Mon 5th June – Mon 24th July

 

New children taster visits

Fri 2nd September 2022

 

Bank Holiday

Monday 2nd May 2023

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NEWS

BLOG

We have been thinking of ways to increase learning opportunities between home and Preschool and have decided to introduce a simple termly home/school learning challenge and would love for parents to encourage your children to take part. Please note, these will be fun activities, so should not be seen as 'home work'.

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SUPPORT YOUR CHILD'S HEALTH, WELLBEING AND LEARNING

 These links are both useful and fun.

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For example, the first challenge will be that children will be given a square piece of card and asked to take it out one day and see how many things they can find that are square and ask you to write them on their square card and return it to Preschool.

If children and parents enjoy these termly challenges we have thoughts on how to extend further, such as sending home an activity pack which would include things like our play dough recipe for you to make at home.

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