Why Pattison Nursery?

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Being a small school, we celebrate and value each child’s individuality, and staff take the time to get to know every pupil, supporting them, helping them and encouraging them to learn at their own pace. This pastoral care will continue right through their time at Pattison. They are supported, challenged or extended depending on their individual needs, so that they are always working to their full potential.

Children are given the opportunity to develop their learning and interests as individuals and within small groups. Learning initially through play develops later with phonics for writing and reading and numeracy through maths games and group activities, understanding the world and expressive arts and design. Speech and Drama, Dance and Music are taught by specialist staff from an early age, boosting children’s confidence and self-esteem. It is in these early years that we want children a life-long passion for learning and exploring, and a deep thirst for knowledge about the world around them.

Lessons are not only held in the classroom, but the children also have numerous opportunities to enjoy and experience the outdoor areas for role play, physical activities and much more.

All children work towards the Early Learning Goals, as laid out in the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, but they go beyond these requirements in preparation for Transition into Key Stage 1. There are seven areas of learning and development that are crucial for inspiring children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, for building their capacity to learn and to form relationships and thrive. The three Prime areas are:

The four Specific areas through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied are: