What will my child be doing during their sessions?
Little Cherries use Tapestry, an easy-to-use and secure online learning journal that helps families and staff celebrate the children’s learning and development. Tapestry builds, over time, into an online journal, weaving a wonderful journey of the children's development during their time at Little Cherries.
A typical session
We have an engaging outside and inside environments where continuous provision is offered to all children. During continuous provision, children have the opportunity to access areas where they can explore all planned activities and resources with the aim to achieve their Early Learning Goals. Continuous provision is freely chosen, personally directed, and intrinsically motivated. There are many activities for children to get involved in; sand, water, play-dough, painting, books, making things, building constructions, games, puzzles, music and so on. As well as the resources that are always available, staff will observe what children are interested in and add new experiences to extend their learning and enhance the provision. Staff deploy their subject knowledge of the EYFS framework to support attainment and progress for all children.
This is an important social and learning time where we offer the children a variety of healthy fruit or vegetable snacks. Children are able to take part in preparing, or simply help themselves, to a healthy snack during the session. Water and milk is offered during this time and water is available throughout the session.
All children are encouraged to tidy up together both indoors and out. During this time we find many opportunities for learning as children pack away their activities; sorting and classifying resources, counting to make sure a collection is complete, working together, listening to and giving instructions, reading pictures or print to know what goes in drawers etc.
End of session
We finish the session with singing and/or story time. Parents/carers collect their children from the gate where they have an opportunity to speak to the class teacher or the teaching assistants.