Toy Box Pre-school
Teachers: Mrs Cheryl Park
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Julie Moseley, Mrs Catherine Francis and Miss Rolls
See what the rest of the class is up to. Please send us pictures of your home learning.
Ideas for children and families to while at home:
Share books and stories daily. Use your child’s interests to engage in conversations to extend vocabulary, develop listening skills and deepen comprehension.
Sing songs and rhymes together, being creative and expressive with actions.
Provide opportunities for mark making using crayons, pencils, paints and sensory experiences. Model drawing using simple lines and circles and talk about drawings together.
Enjoy a range of games that encourage turn taking and sharing. Particularly simple number games.
Notice similarities and differences amongst family members –sharing likes and dislikes.
Use every –day opportunities for counting and developing number recognition. Notice shapes in the environment. Enjoy cooking together, and use simple language for weighing and measuring.
Use simple routines to develop awareness of time.
Enjoy the outdoors to have fun playing ball games or making safe obstacle courses.
Plant seeds together and notice changes as you look after them together.
Use pouring and filling containers, fine motor threading, small construction such as junk modelling, Lego, blocks and bricks. Or use playdough to develop dexterity in hands and fingers.
Encourage independence towards self -care in terms of dressing and toileting.
Whilst it’s important to develop IT skills, use a timer to complete tasks for limited and short periods
At Toybox pre-school, Long Sutton, the children have access to a variety of activities linked to their interests and the terms topic. These activities will be carefully planned to cover all the areas of learning and to enable children to reach their own next steps of learning. The activities will involve phonics, through Jolly Phonics, maths games, painting, puzzles, construction, computing, early literacy activities, small world play and much more.
Toybox is based in a mobile classroom within the school grounds. We have our own outside play area which is partially covered giving us access to a range of activities in all weathers, such as large toys, sand, water, home corner, mud kitchen climbing frame and slides etc.
As our pre-school is very much part of the main school and is included in all aspects of school life. We work very closely with the reception class teacher; use the school’s facilities such as, the hall, playing field, garden, heated outdoor swimming pool and library. A teacher from the school also helps us with music and runs a weekly Music Buddies session in school which we are invited to.
Opening Hours (Term time only):
Monday to Friday from 08:45am – 3:15pm
Due to the COVID 19 outbreak there will be NO Music Buddies until further notice