Little Owls Nursery School

Little Owls Nursery School, Brook Green

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Specific Areas

Specific Areas

Literacy

Children are encouraged to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write when they are ready. We have a designated Reading and Book cosy on each floor where the children have access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems and other written materials) to ignite their interest in a multitude of languages.

At Little Owls we use the Jolly Phonics scheme which we believe is a fun and child centred approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics. With actions and a song for each of the 42 letter sound, the multi-sensory method is is very motivating for children and teachers. Each week the Little Owls timetable includes phonic Circle Times and at least one individual letter box session with their teacher.

All of our teachers have had designated training in Jolly Phonics.


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Mathematics

Whilst at Little Owls children are helped to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers; calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces and measures. Some of the ways we will do this is by playing group or one on one mathematical games, encouraging the use of mathematical language during free-play and by exploring different shapes and sizes.

Each week the Little Owls timetable includes Maths Circle Times and designated Key-Group Maths time.


Mathematics

Understanding the World

At Little Owls children are helped to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and to find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

We enourage children to learn how to use technology in their every day lives - for example by giving them opportunities to work on the school computers.

We love exploring our local environment and helping the children to understand the world around them. We have had school trips to Hounslow Farm Park to see the animals, the Wet lands to meet the ducks and alot of local parks to learn about nature.

We positively encourage parents to come into to the school to talk to the chidlren about their experiences, careers, festivals and celebrations. 





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Expressive arts and design

Children at Little Owls are encouraged to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials and are given opportunities to share their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities.

Little Owls timetable includes daily art sessions where each children has access to paints, paper, clay, and lots of other different  materials; a weekly singing lesson led by an external music teacher; opportunites to explore movement through dance games and lessons; daily access to a designated role-play area; as well as design and technology sessions.



Art and Design