Lorna Whiston Preschool and English Enrichment Centres
Nursery

Our Nursery children enjoy experiential learning in a secure and stimulating environment. We approach language learning with these very young learners though carefully selected stories, songs, rhymes and a wide variety of hands-on learning activities that will appeal to the children's interests and suit their relatively short concentration spans.

Our teachers are selected not only for their qualifications, but also their warm and caring approach.

  • For children 2 to 3 years old
    Class duration:
    Weekday - 1.5 hours
    Weekend - 2 hours
    Class size - 10 children per class

    In Nursery 1, students begin learning the letters of the alphabet and how to recognize their own name, as well as fine motor skills through puzzles, painting and play. While in class, they learn appropriate social behaviours and how to control/express their emotions.

    By the end of Nursery 2, students will recognise and know the letters of the alphabet and begin identifying phonics, and they’ll have a broad vocabulary with which to share personal experiences.
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  • For children 2 to 3 years old
    Class duration - 1.5 hours
    Class size - 10 children per class

    Children who enrol for our Early Bird programme take part in class without their parents. During lessons, the children are encouraged to express full, colourful sentences, articulate expressive phrases, give opinions and perform with confidence.
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  • For children 3 to 4 years old
    Class duration:
    Weekday - 1.5 hours
    Weekend - 2 hours
    Class size - 10 children per class

    By the end of Nursery 2, students will recognise and know the letters of the alphabet and begin identifying phonics, and they’ll have a broad vocabulary with which to share personal experiences. 

    In Nursery 2 we build confidence in the following skills:     
    • Recognise and name the letters of the alphabet and identify initial letter sounds (phonics)   
    • Recognise rhythm and recite familiar songs, finger plays and rhymes       
    • Appreciate stories and be able to retell a simple story in their own words       
    • Relate to other children well, and express themselves confidently       
    • Listen to others and participate co-operatively in group activities       
    • Use a pencil correctly to draw, and to form letters and numbers       
    • Develop fine motor control skills       
    • Understand and follow simple instructions       
    • Speak confidently about their own personal experiences       
    • Use a sufficiently broad vocabulary to be able to express themselves clearly     
    • Sort and classify objects according to one or more attributes
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  • For children 4 to 6 years old
    Class duration - 2 hours

    This phonics-forward programme designed by our Lorna Whiston curriculum team helps children learn reading, writing and spelling, as well as improving pronunciation.

    The children are taught to listen carefully to the sounds of words, to identify the sounds they hear and to relate them to the words on a page.

    The programme is taught through a wide variety of fun, multi-sensory activities. Puppets, puzzles, stories, songs, rhymes, art and craft activities and phonic games all feature regularly, ensuring that phonics is taught in an effective and enjoyable way.

    Students must be assessed by Lorna Whiston Schools before enrolling.
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  • For children 3 to 4 years old
    Class duration - 1.5 hours
    Class size - 10 children per class

    Children who enrol for our Early Bird Level 2 programme take part in class without their parents.

    During lessons, the children are encouraged to express full, colourful sentences, articulate expressive phrases, give opinions and perform with confidence.
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