At Hillmorton Primary School we have an excellent onsite Pre-School unit which is Governor led. The unit is run by a fully qualified knowledgeable and experienced Early Years team of NVQ Level three senior Early Years Educators who provide an encouraging and caring environment in which children learn and thrive. The unit is newly built has excellent facilities and has recently had its outdoor area transformed into a fantastic learning environment.
Pre-school have very close links to the main school. The Reception class share the Foundation stage outside area. Pre-School and Reception children learn through play outside together on a daily basis incorporating our ‘freeflow’ system. Pre-School also join the main school in celebrating events and festivals such as World Book Day, Christmas, Diwali etc.
Early Years Curriculum
Pre-School follow the Department of Education framework. The areas of learning and development are:
|Areas of Learning and Development||Aspect|
|Personal, Social and Emotional Development||Making Relationships|
|Self-confidence and Self-awareness|
|Managing Feelings and Behaviour|
|Physical Development||Moving and Handling|
|Health and Self-care|
|Communication and Language||Listening and Attention|
|Shape, Space and Measure|
|Understanding the World||People and Communities|
|Expressive Arts and Design||Exploring and Using Media and Materials|
The children’s progress is monitored through their Learning Journey and parents/carers are welcome to come and look at these whenever they want. We hope that you will also share in contributing to their Learning Journey with us. We find that the children are immensely proud of their achievements in their Learning Journey and we regularly find children sharing them with each other, they love to look at themselves in their very own book all about them!