The Elephant Group
The Elephant group is our ‘middle’ group and welcomes children who have had turned three and have happily settled into life at nursery. Our focus is to continue to support and motivate the children as they grow and learn, by providing a fun and stimulating environment which meets their individual needs. We like the children to think creatively and share their ideas with the group, to get involved and have a go, exploring ideas and learning new skills through free play and more structured teacher led activities, which take place for 20mins during the morning and afternoon sessions.
We plan activities for our children which follow the principals set out in the statutory EYFS framework, with a strong focus on the three prime areas of learning - personal, social and emotional, communication and language and physical development. The Elephants enjoy playing games, singing and storytelling, group discussions and ‘show and tell’, art and craft activities, simple phonics sessions, cooking, indoor and outdoor play and more structured P.E sessions as part of their time at preschool. We support children to be independent, changing in and out of wellies, coats and P.E kits in preparation for life at school.
The Elephants produce lovely artwork and crafts to take home throughout the term which helps to build their self-esteem and strengthens the ‘bridge’ between nursery life and home life. We also work together as a team to produce interesting and imaginative wall displays to show off their creative talents, helping the children to develop friendships with others in the group, and most importantly to have fun and be ‘playful’ through the activities we share together.