The Polar room (24 months+)
Welcome to the Polar Room
The polar room accommodates 26 children ranging in age from 2 to 5 years. The room consists of two teams - the Little Polars (2-3 years) and the pre-school Polars (3-5 years). During the day, the children are free to choose their activities from various resources in the room and interact across the two age groups. Free flow to the garden is offered to the children in the mornings and at other times children take part in age-specific activities.
Little Polars (2-3 years)
Each child has a designated key person who observes and plans for their key children’s development. Activities and displays are based upon children’s interests and likes. During this stage potty training usually occurs and we help and support our children to become independent through play.
In pre-school, your child has reached his or her final year with us before they leave for school. During this time, we aim to encourage a positive attitude to learning through play and to help your child develop the skills they need so that they are prepared and ready for school next year.
The pre-school team work together to plan from the EYFS and Staying Safe framework.
We follow the children’s interest when deciding themes; therefore we do not have set themes which happen each year. We observe the children during the day and through play and note interests and ideas for future themes.
Polar Room Routine
8.15 - Polar Room opens
9.00 - Free flow starts
Free play inside and outside
11.45 - Lunch
12.30 - Rest on sleep mats for those who sleep
1.15 - Morning session finishes/afternoon session starts
Quiet activities/story time for those who don't sleep
2.00 - Free play outside/children begin to wake up
3.15 - Afternoon tea
4.00 - Free play