Preschool (Windmill 1)
Welcome to Windmill Class!
We believe that the early years are vital in setting the foundations for life.
The Early Years Foundation Stage at Aston and Cote Primary School promotes excellence in early education, enabling all children to achieve success in their early years. We aim to develop creative, imaginative and independent lifelong learners through a play-based approach. We pride ourselves on catering for the individual needs of all our children and carefully plan play based learning opportunities through observing the children’s interests. Our early years practitioners are skilled in facilitating a variety of learning opportunities through accurate intervention, effective questioning and supportive scaffolding to ensure learning opportunities are continuously purposeful.
Phase One phonics teaching is designed to develop children’s listening, vocabulary and speaking skills. Throughout this phase children will have the opportunity to have fun with sounds, listen carefully, and learn new songs and rhymes. They will begin to explore aspects such as rhythm and rhyme, alliteration and oral blending and segmenting. Phase One phonics lays the foundation for further phonics work and will help to prepare children as they begin to learn to read and write.
We currently offer a 32-place nursery and these places are offered in sessions as follows:
2.5 year olds – mornings only
3+ 15 hours (5 mornings or Monday and Tuesday all day and Wednesday morning or Wednesday afternoon, all day Thursday, Friday)
30 hours full time
Parents can purchase extra sessions if there is availability.