Helping transitions into primary school
Rising 5's sessions take place every Thursday afternoon and are planned to prepare children for school. They are for preschool children who are in their final year of preschool, so those who are due to start school in the coming September.
Rising 5's sessions are a little more structured than our usual free-play sessions. We have more formal register with the children sitting in and group and saying "yes" to their name and we look at letters and phonics beginning with the children's own name.
After the activity, the children play outside. We have packed away the resources that are usually available outside, so the children learn to make up their own games and amuse themselves in a similar environment to a school playground.