Trentham School

Learning and succeeding together

Background

Discovery

Our Discovery Programme runs daily from 9.15–10.15 for Year 1 students. We have outside activities supervised by teacher aides and inside activites with the classroom teachers.

Aims

  • To ensure a smooth transition from pre-school to more formal learning
  • To develop social and emotional competence
  • To develop oral and expressive language skills
  • To provide opportunities for teachers to meet diverse needs of students

Inside Activities

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Every child works on a compulsory learning activity with the classroom teacher. Students can choose from independent activites planned to develop the following:

  • Fine motor skills
  • Letterland alphabet activity
  • Art and craft
  • Maths or literacy

Outside Activities

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Various activities are set up to encourage the following:

  • Student directed learning
  • Hands on play and exploration
  • Creativity and challenges
  • New skills and development of existing skills

We have an extensive range of equipment including:

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  • Skateboards, scooters and bikes
  • Dress ups
  • Musical instruments
  • Carpentry table
  • Water and sand equipment
  • Paint, dye, play dough
  • Balls, bats ropes and hoops
  • Bubbles

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