Little Diamonds

Activities

Our Activities

We vary and extend our activities for each child’s individual needs; our priority is to convey enthusiasm and enjoyment, we start by linking our EYFS Curriculum planning with each child’s home environment experience. This provides all of our children with a wealth of opportunities, offering them excitement to explore whilst having time and willingness to 'learn through play' with others respectively, as well as becoming ‘independent.’ We offer the children visual ‘wow’ factor activities, and this encourages our children to engage.

We offer visual ‘wow’ factor activities, and this encourages our children to 'engage.'

We invite our children to participate in helping us to set up for their snack and meal times, they learn the importance of how to take care of their environment and daily responsibilities, such as clearing up after themselves and cleaning tables, this is encouraged at the end of the activities to guide our children on the importance of how to take care of their environment. We also believe they begin to understand life responsibilities as well as inspiring them to have fun.

We offer flexible as well as structured activities.

Structured Activities – we include planned activities covering the EYFS Curriculum within the Prime Areas and the Specific Areas. This is linked to what is happening at their home as well as linking with our Monthly Themes for the activities to encourage variety.

Flexible – includes free play of their own choice and their own likes. We promote physicality though outdoor activities on a large-scale curriculum, this is set for the whole day.

  • Exploring and interacting with all of the resources and the staff team
  • Printing, mark making, cutting, taking turns and sharing
  • Cooking activities as well as baking: lots of learning in all areas of development especially maths. We are fortunate we have a separate large dining room to eat breakfast, lunch and tea where our chef prepares the food.
  • Stories with props and books, puzzles
  • Singing and musical instruments, music and movement is incorporated in their days schedule as we are fortunate that we have the usage of a big hall
  • Special days/events visits to the local shops, library and children’s centres, as well as the local parks
  • Games involving small groups
  • Crafts
  • Maths, learning numbers, letters & colours
  • Dressing up/role play
  • Free play
  • Lots  and lots more fun!

Play is an essential part of every child’s life and vital to their 'learning and development.' It is the way our children can explore the world around them to develop and practice their skills. We understand that this is crucial for their physical and emotional growth, intellectual and educational development, as well as acquiring social and behavioural skills.

We offer a broad remit and develop and challenge learning across the many aspects of art and design, their properties and capabilities. This supports each child to explore and express themselves creatively through a wide variety of art experiences. Thus, we are promoting in all of our children a positive sense of well-being.

We create a 'mathematical environment' throughout our setting in the same way that we generate excitement with our children through 'storytime' and 'glitter time.'Concepts relating to shape, space and measure are an important part of our Early Years Curriculum.

We concentrate and centre the child's learning on 'rote learning', memory, rules and correct answers, connections applying concepts to problems. This is achieved in creativity, problem solving, cross curricular applications of mathematical concepts to real life. There are lots of playful aspects to maths. We educate our staff team to enjoy delivering maths.