Curriculum & Activities
At Widecombe Pre-School we aim to provide an enriching environment to excite, inspire and enthuse the children to learn across a range of environments and activities. Our setting gives us fantastic access to Outdoor spaces to bring alive curiosity and discovery as well as encouraging lots of movement. The open space of Church House means that we aren't restricted when the weather makes the outside less accessible. We have areas for water play, sand and paints available to the children in every session to promote their creativity. Formal areas give children access to writing and drawing as well as toys for imaginative play. Every day includes time for reading in groups, with discussion and children are encouraged to explore our large range of books both in groups and independently.
Children are encouraged to lead their own activities whilst interaction with our excellent team members develop conversation and incorporation of the specific areas (as defined by the Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage), • literacy • mathematics • understanding the world • expressive arts and design.
Regular trips are made out into the surrounding village, to the school and the tennis court play area as well as further afield. In the summer term we are able to use the school swimming pool; parents are encouraged to support their children during these sessions.
We have recently taken trips to the Zoo, taken a train to Exeter as part of our transport theme and to local farms.