Specialised Learning Experiences

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Woodland School

Welly Boot Wednesday - Reconnecting with nature

Playing and learning outside in the schools Environmental Area can only improve children’s physical and emotional wellbeing and the forest school experience has been shown to be hugely beneficial for children with a range of emotional and developmental needs. Rather than using classroom resources and equipment, children can use natural materials found in the woodland and enjoy activities such as collecting sticks and leaves, tying knots, making dens,  using twigs to write in the mud and climbing on logs.

Woodland school can help children to develop:

  • self-awareness

  • motivation

  • social and communication skills

  • independence

  • self-esteem and confidence

  • physical skills including the development of both gross and fine motor skills

  • problem solving and risk taking

  • concentration

  • knowledge and understanding of the world around them.


Music with Kiddleydivey


Kiddleydivey Founder and Director Sally Murphy has over 30 years experience working as a therapeutic music specialist working with children and adults.  She has used her expert knowledge to create the Kiddleydivey Music programme for our children to enjoy.

Music and movement ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness, including intellectual, social-emotional, motor, language, and overall literacy. It helps the body and the mind work together. Exposing children to music during early development helps them learn the sounds and meanings of words.

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Cooking 

Cooking helps children to learn and practice some basic math concepts and build language skills. Improves Fine Motor Skills and hand eye co-ordination.

The experience of creating something to eat  can help build their self-confidence and lay the foundation for healthy eating habits.

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Physical Education

 

The benefits of exercise in the Early years  helps children to maintain a healthy weight, evidence suggests that being physically active in the early years can also:

  • support brain development

  • help develop social skills and emotional wellbeing

  • enhance bone health, muscular development and co-ordination

  • gives children the skills and confidence they need to continue an active lifestyle into childhood and beyond.

  • Develop spatial awareness and care to others.

We offer a varied programme of PE and are lucky to be able use the school hall for Gym apparatus sessions and yoga.  Outside we have great fun with the parachute, teach ball and hoop skills and have many tricycles for the children to use.

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