Through stimulating and fun activities, children develop their reading and writing skills, as well as learn how to communicate effectively.

In the Nursery we use storytelling, nursery rhymes, poems, counting games and finger rhymes to encourage listening and interaction in order to develop concentration, attention and participation skills.

Listening to stories and reading books actively invites conversation and helps build your child’s self-confidence and boosts their self-esteem. We teach them to listen to other children as well as encourage them to share their own thoughts in order to develop their speaking skills and increase their vocabulary.

As well as stories and books, we use all sorts of fun activities to develop your child’s pre-reading skills. This is supported through our use if The Read and Write Inc approach to learning phonics, this scheme continues throughout the Pre-Prep. Other Activities and routines help your child to familiarise themselves with sounding out and writing their own name, such as word jigsaws, activities and games to support your child’s acquisition of all their sounds.

To develop your child’s writing skills, we focus on how to hold writing utensils correctly to enable easy letter formation. From expressing themselves with pencils, wax crayons, chalk, felt pens and various sizes and shapes of paper, to writing in sand, paint and the air.