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 with the Reception class 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.
The tiger group will be working on name recognition in readiness for school and trying to formulate some of the letters in their names. We will be playing lots of board games, using a dice and learning to take turns and share resources. There will be plenty of mark making as well as team activities and outside play, lots of fun active learning opportunities.
The term culminates with our Leavers' family picnic and celebration, with a performance to parents.
Wednesday 13th July - starting @ 12.30pm family picnic
Performance to parents @ 1.00pm