Welcome to the Sea-Lion Room

In Pre-school the activities are based around communication extended by role-play and discussions. Themes are based around seasons, familiar things, cultures, religions and customs.
We have circle time where a weather board is used to encourage reading and talking alongside this. Show and tell for the children is carried out giving individuals the opportunity to show and talk about their interests from home.
The children have name snakes so they can self registrate and reinforce the learning of names, this is used alongside names on their coat pegs.
A phonic reading scheme is used however this will only be introduced when your child is ready. Children are praised for good behaviour by placing a marble in their named jars which are counted at the end of every week. This encourages the children to show good behaviour such as tidying up, good listening and sensible sitting/lining up.
Every activity is planned to develop all areas of learning outlined in the Early Years Foundation Stage such as hand-eye co-ordination for writing skills and imagination, although children would never be forced to write before they are ready. Good sitting and listening are encouraged to be ready for your child's big step (Transition in to School).


Welcome to the Sea-Lion Room! This room caters for children aged 3-5 years. The children have access to all areas of continuous provision on a daily basis. This includes maths, malleable, mark making, sensory (i.e, wet and dry play), creativity (i.e, painting and collage). Activities are planned around children's interests and support all areas of their development.
Children are encouraged to choose their own resources for their play therefore displaying their own preferences.

My name is Cat, I a, based in the Sea-Lion Room. I am currently the main key person for the Pre-school children (aged 3-5). A key aspect of my job role is to observe and document the learning and development of the children in my care. I do this through effective planning, creating fun and stimulating opportunities to support the children in their learning and development. I also communicate with the other members of staff and plan activities that are packed with learning opportunities. I create an online learning journey which show the children's achievements and daily activities. I find this method very beneficial as parents can access their child's learning journey at a time that suits them.


My name is Lucy, I work alongside Catherine in the Pre-School room on a Monday, Tuesday and Friday. I am the DCATCH support worker and i support children on a 1-1 basis, working through simple outcomes to enhance their development. When doing this i track the child's development using a Derbyshire tracker which outlines the child's stregnths and areas that they need some work on. I work very closely with portage who support me in doing this.


Numeracy displays

The pre-school children have been learning all about maths over the past couple of weeks. they have tied counting in with the cat theme by making their own cats and counting the whiskers they put on them.
They have also been learning about sizes, for this the children drew round thier hands and stuck things onto it but they had to stay within the edges of their own hands. This helped them to develop their spacial awareness and develop the concept of different sizes.

Hebden Bridge Private Day Nursery Station House, Station Road, Hebden Bridge. HX7 6JE hbpdn@outlook.com tel: 01422 845 594

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