9am - Children Arrive

Children arrive and self-register with their name labels. They engage in free play, a key person will be available in the different play areas. 

9.30am - Registration

Children all come and sit together in the book corner whilst a register is taken. 

9.40am - Free Play

This is where the children can choose from the day's activities, which might include: 

  • Project table e.g. collage/ painting/ models related to the theme of the week
  • Sand 
  • Role play corner
  • Water
  • Painting
  • Drawing e.g. collage/ sticking, pencils, crayons, felt pens
  • Small world play
  • Construction area
  • Book corner
  • Play dough
  • Outdoor play
  • Music.

Children always have the choice to go outside and play during the morning. 

11am - Story Time

This book is usually chosen in planning or through children's choice. It is often followed by our "What's in the bag?" song and small group time. 

11.40am - Tidy Up Time

11.45am - Singing Time

All of the preschool classes come together for this part of the morning. 

11.55am - Physical Activity

This could be in the form of parachute games, racing, circle games or music and movement. 

12pm - Home Time or Lunch Club

The children only attending the morning session are picked up from Rainbow Room, parents sign the children out in the corridor and collect their bags. 

Our lunch club and afternoon session timetable can be found underneath Red group's morning timetable at the bottom of this page. 

9am - Children Arrive

The children arrive and are greeted by a member of staff, they collect their own name card and put their bags on their peg. They take themselves upstairs to red group classroom where they are greeted by the other teachers. 

9.05am - Circle Time

Activities are varied daily and link to different areas of the curriculum, which might include: 

  • PSED activities and getting to know other members of red group 
  • Letters and sounds
  • Alliteration tray
  • Fred the red ted
  • Jolly phonics. 

9.20am - Free Play

Free play is where the children can choose from different activities, we have a cross curricular approach to our activities - an example of this is that our role play area includes maths, literacy and mark making. Activities in red group. include: 

  • Role play corner
  • Painting
  • Drawing e.g. collage/ sticking, pencils, crayons, felt pens
  • Small world play
  • Construction area
  • Book corner
  • ICT
  • Investigation table 
  • Outdoor play 
  • Music

10.40am - Tidy Up Time

10.50am - Story Time

11.00am - Small Group Time

Children are split into red stars and red diamonds, they participate in a maths activity for two days of the week and a literacy activity for the other two. 

11.15am - Outdoor Play

This will either be free play or structured play in the form of playground games or a parachute.

11.45am - Singing Time

Red group join the rest of the preschool classes for the rest of the morning. 

11.55am - Physical Activity

This could be in the form of parachute games, racing, circle games or music and movement. 

12pm - Home Time or Lunch Club

The children only attending the morning session are picked up from Rainbow Room, parents sign the children out in the corridor and collect their bags. 

12pm - Lunch Club

The children sit down alongside the staff to eat their lunch. The children need to bring their own packed lunch containing no nuts including pesto. Once the children have finished their lunch there is time for free play either inside the main room or in the garden. 

1pm - Home Time or Registration

Children only attending the lunch club session are picked up from Rainbow Room, parents sign the children out in the corridor and collect their bags. 

The children who are staying for the afternoon session come and sit together in the book corner whilst a register is taken similar to in the morning. 

1.10pm - Free Play

Free play is similar to that of the morning session however includes different activities that mentally stimulate all three age groups in the main room. 

Children will have the choice to go outside during the afternoon session.

2.30pm - Story Time

2.45pm - Singing and Music

3pm - Home Time

Children attending the afternoon session are picked up from the main room.