Our Kindergarten class is for the pre-school year (ages 3 and 4). Most children join Bronte School in this year. The class provides a happy, secure foundation for school life and the transition to the Reception year.
Kindergarten has a very gentle feel, akin to a Nursery, with a slightly more school-type atmosphere and routine. Children attending Kindergarten start with a minimum of three full days, which will increase to four days or full time, by the Spring Term.
Building upon the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework, the Kindergarten curriculum employs a variety of approaches: staff-led guidance and teaching is mixed with wide opportunities for play, in order that day-by day the children can contentedly grow, enjoy and learn for themselves.
There are, too, group activities designed to promote healthy and strong growth and the building of skills. Dough Gym, Funky Fingers and Write Dance, for example, mix fun and a focused development of the muscle control skills needed when progressing to writing.
Creativity and breadth of experience is enhanced by music, choir, art and PE and Forest School sessions, and by full involvement in school events such as French Day, special assemblies, service visits and charity days.