The Tiger Group
Welcome to the Tiger Group. This group is made up of the older children in the Nursery the 4 + year olds and those going on to school. We have a slightly more structured approach to our day in preparation for the transition to school and a reception class. Our focus is for each child to become more independent in readiness for school. A typical day involves plenty of free play but interspersed with more structured learning. The children are involved in daily phonics sessions, using an interactive, multi-sensory approach with practical activities, games and outside learning. As each child progresses we begin to introduce the idea of oral blending and segmenting for reading.
Each week the Tiger group are invited into the library at Brightwalton Primary school to have story time read by the year 4,5 and 6 children. This is a lovely session benefiting both Preschool and Primary School children, giving the Tiger group a little insight into school life.
Once a week we have a more formal PE session, when the children change into PE kits; a helpful skill to learn. Our PE sessions are varied, from an obstacle course, bat and ball skills, jumping and running, climbing. Each child is encouraged to contribute their own ideas to each session.
Madame Wilson visits the Tiger group each week for a 20 minute French session, where we learn French rhymes, songs and learn to count, how to say hello, thank you and goodbye. These sessions are creative, fun, and interactive and cost £5 a session.
This terms topic is people that help us. We will be reading stories such as the 'Real Superheroes', Franklin's visit to hospital, Postman Pat, Fireman Sam and Percy the Park Keeper. We will practicing our fire drills in the Preschool. On the art table we will be painting ambulances and fire engines as well as nurses and doctors. In our role play we will have a post office, hospital and fire engine. We will be role playing calling the fire brigade and racing to put out a pretend fire.
We will also be celebrating Chinese New Year and the year of the ox, tasting food from our Chinese Noodle Snack Bar and dressing up in Chinese clothing. This is a busy term and we are looking forward to a run packed term.