Curriculum and Links with Lewannick Primary School


We plan our sessions in accordance with the revised Early Years Foundation Stage which sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five.

We cover all 7 areas of learning:

  • Communication and language development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment, to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
  • Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive and to develop their co-ordination, control and movement.  Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.
  • Personal, social and emotional development involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups and to have confidence in their own abilities.
  • Literacy development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems and other written materials) to ignite their interest.
  • Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtracting problems and to describe shapes, spaces and measures.
  • Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
  • Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play and design and technology.












Links with Lewannick Primary School

We are now part of Lewannick Primary School. Children from the Primary School come into Pre-School on a regular basis and spend time reading and working with our children. This is a very special feature of the Pre-School that we are very proud of.  Our children genuinely feel a part of and are welcomed into the wider community of the Primary School.


“I like going in to Pre-School and helping the children to enjoy looking at books.  I also think it is good that we become their year 5 buddies, so that when they start reception, they have someone to go to if they are unsure about something.”
Megan H, aged 10

“I enjoy reading to the pre-school children and know lots of their story books from when I was younger.”
Benjamin P, aged 10

“I enjoy going into Pre-School because you can learn to work with younger children and it’s good for them to work with us because they can learn to do sounding out and they can sometimes read to you a bit as well.”
Annabelle, aged 10