8:15 – 09:00 – Free play
The children can play inside or out with a variety of activities that are set out daily eg puzzles, playdough blocks etc.
09:05 – 09:30 – Morning ring
All the children are sitting on their cushions in a circle. We start the day with our “greeting” song, followed by breathing exercises and a game involving physical movements eg. “Simon says…”
Special news is discussed as well as the weather etc.
09:35 – 10:00 – Wee and wash time
Reinforce importance of washing hands and personal hygiene. Those children still in nappies to be changed after tea time.
10:10 – 10:35 – Tea time
Children sit at a table in front of their own lunchbox and water bottle. At this time, food groups are discussed plus colours, shapes etc. Sharing is encouraged if need e as well as good manners, packing away and social skills along with appropriate behavior.
10:40 – 11:05 – Group work
This can be in the form of art, baking or perceptual skills takes place. Fantasy play is initiated.
11:10 – 11:35 – Gross motor skills
This type of play happens on jungle gyms, soft play equipment and on the bikes.
11:40 – 12:00 – Clean up time
Clean up time and closing off with a story or music or silent reading.
In the second term we start “Playball” and “Bakerman”