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St Thomas More Catholic Primary School

Inspiration, Celebration and Education

About Pre-School

Welcome Term 1 September 2021


We are proud of our new starters, they have settled in well and are learning our Preschool rues and rountines as well as having lots of fun and making friends.

Term 1 topic overview - " This is me "

Term 6 topic overview 2021 - Commotion in the ocean.



Our children learn through play. The majority of a session will be made up of free-play time and the room and furniture is arranged so that children can access the toys and equipment they wish to play with themselves. There is a focus on becoming independent for example accessing own activities and making own choices.


Children are regularly consulted about decisions that affect them for example what they would like for snack or any new equipment we may be ordering.   They have daily access to the outdoor environment and operate free-flow whenever possible.  We encourage children to take risks within a safe environment to challenge themselves for example attempting something new with adult support. We will make time for group time where children can sit together in their key groups and listen to one another and try a new activity planned by their key carer who knows them well. This introduces the children to new ideas and allows them to try new things for example taking on a role in acting out a favourite story.