At the Greenfield Pre-School, everything from the environment to the routine is carefully considered and planned for, to ensure our children have a smooth transition to Greenfield Primary School or any other primary school you may have chosen for your child.
The children at Pre-School have opportunities to play with and use the facilities within Greenfield Primary school, helping them to familiarise themselves with rooms and environments prior to starting school. They will have their dinner in the dinner hall to allow them to be confident within this environment and recognise the staff serving their dinners. The children also access the hall for our Active Bean sessions which are similar to the PE sessions that the children will take part in when at school.
Another exciting opportunity the children will experience in Foundation Stage and at the Pre-School, is our Forest School programme. The children explore our school woodland area and participate in Forest School sessions. Forest schools help build life-long skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, independence, team work, resilience and learning boundaries. At Greenfield we feel these skills are of the upmost importance and are some of the key ingredients to creating successful life-long learners.
Children who attend our Pre-School also have extra opportunities to meet our Foundation Stage teachers and also visit the Foundation Stage as it is directly next to the Pre-School. In the summer term, the teachers regularly visit the Pre-School to meet and greet the children, play alongside them and read stories. Our Lead Teacher, Hannah Toplis, works closely with all the Foundation Stage teachers and meets with them regularly to ensure all key information is passed on. She works carefully alongside to help plan and support a smooth transition for all our children.