Meadow Drive, Horringer,

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk,

IP29 5SB

01284 735181

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Registered Charity Number 1164658




Every child’s learning and development will be tracked in a range of ways and will be centered around their individual needs and interests. There are seven areas of learning. We have implemented an electronic learning journal called Tapestry. It offers a fascinating insight into what your child gets up to at Pre-School.  They contain photos and observations from staff as well as areas for your own comments or feedback.



Being able to use  conversation with one other person, in small groups and in large groups to talk with and listen to others


Adding to their  vocabulary by learning the meaning of – and being able to use – new words


Being able to use  words to describe their experiences


Getting to know the sounds and letters that make up the words we use



Listening to – and talking about – stories


Knowing how to handle books and that they can be a source of stories and information


Knowing the purposes for which we use writing


Making their own attempts at writing



Building up ideas about how many, how much, how far and how big


Building up ideas  about patterns, the shape of objects and parts of objects, and the amount of space taken up by objects


Starting to understand that numbers help us to answer questions about how many, how much, how far and how big


Building up ideas about how to use counting to find out how many


Being introduced to finding the result of adding more or taking away from the amount we already have



Finding out about the natural  world and how it works


Finding out about the made world and how it works


Learning how to choose  and use the right tool for a task


Learning about  computers, how to use them and what they can help us to do


Starting to put together ideas about past and present and the links between them


Beginning to learn about their locality and its special features


Learning about their own and other cultures



Using paint, materials, music, dance, words, stories and role-play to express their ideas  and feelings


Becoming interested in the way that paint, materials, music, dance, words, stories and role-play can be used to express ideas and feelings



Having a positive  approach to learning and finding out about the world around them


Having confidence in  themselves and their ability to do things, and valuing their own achievements


Being able to get on, work and make friendships with other people, both children and adults


Becoming aware of and being able to keep to – the rules which we all need to help us to look  after ourselves, other people and our environment


Being able to dress  and undress themselves, and look after their personal hygiene needs


Being able to expect to have their ways of doing things respected and to respect other people’s  ways of doing things

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Gaining control over the large movements that they can make with their arms, legs and bodies, so that they can run, jump, hop, skip, roll, climb, balance and lift


Gaining control over  the small movements they can make with their arms, wrists and hands, so  that they can pick up and use objects, tools and materials


Learning about the importance of and how to look after their bodies

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