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Within All Saints Pre-School we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage, here is a link so you can see what we aim to achieve.


Children learn best when they are having fun in something that they have chosen themselves. You can help your child learn at home with simple fun activities and by encouraging them to become more independent. Here are some ways which you might like to help your child learn at home.

Prime Areas For Learning:

Communication and Language

Given opportunities for children to experience a rich language enviroment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves and to speak and listen in a range of situations. Take time to talk to your child about everyday things, what’s on TV, what you can see out of the window etc.

Physical Development

By providing children with opportunities to be active and interactive, it will help to develop their co-ordination, control and movement. You could also help your child to understand the importance of physical activity and to make healthy choices in relation to food. Help them to learn to manage their own basic hygiene, going to the toilet independently and washing their hands afterwards.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

You can help your child develop a positive sense of themselves and other so they can form positive relationships and develop respect for others such as turn taking, the consequences and understanding of unacceptable behaviour and encourage to form positive relationships with adults and other children.

The Specific Areas for Learning


By giving your child access to a wide range of books, poems and other written materials it will ignite their interest which will help the development of linking letters and sounds. Encourage your child to discuss what has been read to them which wil demonstrate their understanding of what has been read.


Your could provide your child with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers. Practice counting groups of objects in pictures and stories; ask questions such as how many altogether? Which number is one more? Count out loud with your child saying the names of numbers clearly. Count steps, cars, toys, doors, fingers, tins in the cupboard – anything. Sing songs or rhymes with numbers in them; 10 in the bed, 5 little ducks, 10 fat sausages etc.

Understanding the World

This involves guiding your child to make sense of the physical world and their community through opportunities to explore and observe, finsing out about people and places. You could talk to your child about past and present events, in their own lives and lives of family members. Help them understand that children don’t always enjoy the same things and the differences between themselves and others.

Expressive Arts and Design

This involves enabling your child to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities to encourage their thoughts, ideas and feelings. This can be done through activities such as art, music, dance, role play and design and technology.

We sometimes use Youtube on our interactive whiteboard. Here are some of the children’s favourites:

The Gigglebellies The Wheels on The Bus


Five Little Monkeys


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