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, Wednesdays and Thursdays afternoons are blended with the younger Teddy Tot sessions. A Tuesday is solely for the Rising School children.
Session Cost is £4.12 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 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.
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 participate in a snack and during most sessions we finish with a story and/or a song.
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.
Rising School Term 1
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 “in the moment ” 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.