At South Pennine Academies, we want every student to have the best possible chance to
achieve in school. Stronger partnerships with families, local businesses, community
agencies and universities are essential as we focus on improving student outcomes.
The staff who work here are Mrs Deakin, Ms. Clegg, Ms Meggison and Mrs. Mayes.
We enjoy learning through play in our classroom and we like to do lots of hands on activities to extend our learning and understanding. We have our own outdoor area where we spend lots of time exploring the natural environment with our friends. We particularly enjoy the mini-beast hotel where we like to observe the bugs and creatures inside.
Indoors we make use of our resources to learn through role play, construction and imaginative play.
Come and pay us a visit and see for yourself!
Reading in Pre-school
Reading and storytelling helps our youngest children learn about sounds, words and language. Reading stories stimulates imagination, develops social skills and helps children learn about the world around them.
Pre-School Authors/Key texts
Please click on a link below to view the animated/read-aloud versions of our Key Texts
Reading at home
Top tips for reading at home
Pre School Nursery Rhyme focus
At Willowpark, we learn a range of nursery rhymes throughout the Early Years. Nursery rhymes are important as they hep us to develop a wide range of key skills. This includes:
Learning new words and extending our vocabulary.
Learning how to pronounce words correctly.
Helping us to become more active through body movement as well as develop fine and gross motor skills.
Developing social skills such as listening and turn-taking.
Learning different beats and rhythms.
Learning how to recognise the sounds within words and where words begin and end in sentences.
Developing positive relationships between children and adults.
Developing emotional awareness.
These are the Nursery Rhymes we will focus on in Pre-School