The Rising School Sessions cater for 3 and 4 year olds in the year before they begin primary school.
Sessions are Monday to Friday: 9.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m with the option to stay on for lunch and finish at 12.45pm.*
*From September 2019 Sessions will also run from 9.00 a.m to 3.00 p.m, Monday – Thursday.
Session Cost is £3.99 per hour for funded & non funded 3-4 yr olds.
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, Almondsbury Garden Centre 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.
Although staff keep to the start and end of sessions times, other timings are approximate and may be influenced by other activities etc. occurring during the sessions
9.00 a.m. Children and parents/carers are welcomed at the door of their Base Room.
9.05 a.m. The register is taken for staff and children. (parents/carers)
9.15 a.m. Teddy Helpers are called to help in the Snack Area. Free Play.
9.30 a.m. The Snack Area is opened.
11.00 a.m. Children are encouraged and assisted to tidy away toys (etc.).
11.15 a.m. Children assemble in their Base Rooms ready for the end of session activities.
11.30 a.m. Parents/carers collect the children from their rooms.
12.45 p.m. Lunch children are collected from the Terrace room.
Rising School Term 2
The planning and learning aims for this term are based on the children’s interests and Next Steps identified by Key Workers. This “core curriculum” aims to meet children’s needs by providing a base for development and learning which works alongside activities which have been identified by Key workers through observations and monitoring. Staff will also be guided by the children when the play is motivated by a child’s own activity or interest and day to day planning is adapted accordingly.
Early Years Foundation Stage
The provision for children’s learning and development is guided by the Early Years Foundation Stage (DfE 2012). Our provision reflects the four guiding themes and principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage.