Times: Friday: 10.30am
Little Learners is a fun, friendly, play-based educational class for toddlers!
The exciting multi sensory introduction to maths, phonics and literacy skills is taught through nursery rhymes and engaging resources by a highly experienced, qualified Early Years/Primary school teacher.
Welcome to Little Learners Education
Our unique, specially tailored, play based program for 21 to 35 month olds will enter your child into an exciting world of learning which, will inspire a love of education through interactive maths, phonics and literacy activities. Led by a qualified teacher renowned for providing an innovative, quality, early childhood educational experience, children will acquire the academic skills for a successful head start in their learning.
What is Little Learners Education?
Little Learners Education aims to provide the experiences a child requires for a strong academic and social foundation through a fun, engaging, multi sensory activities. The development of maths, phonics and literacy skills through nursery rhymes, songs, play and interaction enables the child to enter nursery school with enhanced pre-reading ability, richer vocabulary, stronger maths skills and advanced social and emotional development.
The play-based program is aligned with the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, which sets the standards of learning and development from birth to five years old.
What are the benefits of enrolling my child to Little Learners Education?
Starting nursery is a significant event in a child’s life. By providing a head start and positive attitude to learning through Little Learners Education, children will begin nursery with self-assurance and confidence in their skills and ability.
What is the structure of a session and importance of each activity?
Welcome song – The session begins with a welcome song which develops a sense of belonging to group. The song builds confidence and encourages participation in the group’s activities through listening and following actions together.
Brain gym to a mathematical rhyme – Maths rhymes use numbers, counting, mathematical words, patterns and sequences allowing children to learn simple maths skills as they recite the song. Brain gym strengthens muscles, stimulates brain activity and helps ears, eyes, head, limb and overall body co-ordination.
Mathematics activity – Promotes understanding and skills such as number recognition, calculating, problem solving, use of size, time, shapes and measure in a broad range of contexts. Research has shown that children who are taught maths early and learn the basis at a young age are at an advantage in all aspects of their academic performance.
Brain gym and air writing to a nursery rhyme – Nursery rhymes are important for language acquisition and speech development. They develop auditory skills such as discriminating between sounds and words. Nursery rhymes also introduce alliteration, onomatopoeia and imagery. Brain gym and air writing develops control and co ordination required for fine motor control, mark marking and writing.
Letter sound focus – Each week the children will be introduced to a letter sound. Synthetic phonics is key to teaching reading and writing. It provides the strategies to decode words. Developing early literacy skills enhances the ease of learning to read and write. Children who enter school with these skills have an advantage that carries them throughout their school years.
Phonics activity – The emphasis of these activities are to attune children to the sounds around them both environmental and instrumental, to experience rhythm, rhyme, alliteration and voice sounds in speech and to develop oral blending and segmenting skills. These are all vital prerequisite skills for spelling and reading.
Story time- During the interactive story time children will use their body to act and create the sounds in the story. Children who are read to frequently enter nursery with larger vocabulary and advanced comprehension skills. Reading books aloud develops language and listening skills, stimulates imagination and expands the understanding of the world.
Mark making – The session ends with mark making this is a sensory and physical experience which allows an opportunity to write. This experience of holding a writing tool and controlling the marks with the muscles enhances the child’s physical development, improves their fine motor skills and develops their hand-eye coordination. Mark making provides an opportunity to develop imagination, creative skills, express feelings and thoughts through the marks.
How much does the session cost?
The price per class is only £1.00!
What days and times are the classes?
Classes are 45 minutes in duration and run weekly every Friday at 10.30am via Zoom.