7:30-8.30 Children arrive, move freely throughout the rooms. They can have a snack or breakfast.
8:30-8:45 Morning Circle: Calendar & Weather, Grace & Courtesy lessons, Character Education.
8:45-10:00 Small group presentation and work period.
10:30 2nd Circle: Sharing Bag, Music and movement, Songs, Stories, Phonemic games, Art & Crafts
10:45 Free flow indoors, outdoors
12:00 Outside, lunch, inside rooms-all options
12:30-1:30 Book reading, Rest/Nap
2:30- 4:00 Small group presentation and work period.
4:00-6:00 Afternoon Specials, outside, inside rooms all open
Arcadia has a key person system. This means that each member of staff has a group of children for whom s/he is particularly responsible. Your child’s key person will be the person who works with you to make sure that what the setting provides is right for your child’s particular needs and interests. When your child first starts at Arcadia, they will help your child to settle and throughout your child’s time with us, they will help your child to benefit from the settings activities.
Your child will be allocated a Key person for when they start with us. This person may change after a review period if we feel it is in the best interest of your child. You will always be kept informed of any changes. Your child’s progress and achievements helps us to celebrate and to work together to provide what your child needs for their well-being and to make progress. To do this you and the key person will collect information about your child’s needs, activities, interests and achievements. This information will enable the key person to identify your child’s stage of progress. You and the key person will then decide how to help your child to move on to the next stage.
We promote child-centred learning through play. Play is the foundation for learning and creative problem solving. Through good quality play children learn at their highest level, enabling them to actively be involved in their learning.
Effective practice in the Early Years Foundation Stage is built on these four themes:
A Unique Child
Learning and Development
The Blended EYFS & Montessori curriculum focuses on five areas:
Practical life activities are designed to teach the child how to deal with the real world environment. Activities such as pouring, cutting and pasting, tying shoes, etc. also help the child with a sense of order, coordination, independence and concentration.
Sensorial exercises deal with the development of the five senses. This helps the child learn to observe differences and similarities, to make comparisons between objects, to form judgments, to reason and decide.
Language exercises train the child to focus on sounds of letters and words. The first introduction is sandpaper letters; the child traces the letter and repeats the sound. These skills grow into reading and writing activities.
Mathematics begins with numeration, the decimal system and geometry. This area of the classroom starts with concrete material and gradually moves toward abstraction. As with all other parts of the environment, each child works at his own pace as the concepts are understood and mastered.
Cultural activities incorporate everything not listed above. In a Montessori classroom these will include geography, science, history, art, music and movement.
Please contact us for more information.
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