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The Rising 5’s session is only for children who will be going to school in the next academic year. This session is really important in helping the children to be “school ready” by encouraging them to become more independent learners. We do this in an exciting and interesting way, offering them more structured activities and the opportunity to learn their phonics and numbers.
The children all sit down to eat lunch together with a member of staff which replicates the set up in schools and the staff can prompt and guide social interactions with the children.
The staff set up a series of activity stations which all focus on different areas of learning. The children go around the stations with their staff member and take part in the activities, which are guided to their individual learning level by the staff.
At the end of the year the children are invited to a Graduation party where we celebrate their individual achievements in their last year of preschool, they are presented with a gift and a certificate signed by all the staff wishing them well in the future.
Parent’s and Children’s Comments
My children loved attending Rising 5’s, they enjoyed the structured activities and I feel that the experience really helped to get them ready for starting Reception.