The Rising School Sessions cater for 3 and 4 year olds
Sessions are Monday to Friday:
Morning Session – 9.00am – 11.30am
Morning with Lunch – 9.00am – 12.45pm
Full Day – 9.00am – 3.00pm (except Fridays)
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays afternoons are blended with the younger Teddy Tot sessions. Fridays are solely for Rising School children.
Rising School Sessions
In these sessions we provide children with the necessary opportunities to build on their skills in all areas of learning. We put in place a firm foundation of experiences to prepare children for continued learning as they move into school. There are various termly themes and the Pre-school organises trips to local places of interest, such as Thornbury Castle and Westonbirt Arboretum. During the year we also link up with Manorbrook Primary School and St. Mary’s C of E Primary School to enable children visit a school environment. To aid continuity of care, during the Summer Term, Reception Teachers from our local schools visit the setting to introduce themselves to their September Starters and meet with the Keyworkers to discuss transition.
The current rate for excess fees is £4.28 per hour. From September 2022 this will be £4.50 per hour.
Rising School Routine
The children start their day at Rainbow Teddies with a short registration style carpet time. A child is chosen as the Helper of the Week. The Helper assists the adults with various small tasks throughout the session. We complete a calendar board and discuss the weather and then complete a short counting activity. We talk about the Sound of the Week and share any show and tell. During the course of the session the children will have access to a variety of resources both inside and outside, covering all areas of the curriculum. They will also be given the opportunity to have a snack. We undertake various large group and small group activities throughout the day. There will be a mixture of child led and adult led activities. Whatever we have planned for the day, we will always follow the child’s lead, whichever direction that may take us.
Upon collection of your child at the end of the session, you will find a board detailing the activities that the children have enjoyed during the day along with the snack options. We find that this information is useful for you to start conversations with your children about their experiences that day. This will also be added to your child’s Tapestry Journal each day.
Rising School Curriculum
Here you can find an explanation of the Rainbow Teddies Curriculum, a break down of our learning intentions, how we intend to implement them and how we will monitor their impact together with a copy of each term’s themes and activities.
Early Years Foundation Stage
The provision for children’s learning and development is guided by the Early Years Foundation Stage (DfE 2021). Our provision reflects the four guiding themes and principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage.