At Peregrines Nursery pupils enjoy a variety of specialist subjects giving them a rich educational experience from the start of their school journey with us. All of our specialist subjects are taught by our own specialist teachers and they receive at least one lesson per week per subject.
Music lessons at Peregrines Nursery are a colourful and energetic exploration of beat and sound. Pupils sing, play tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments and dance to a wide variety of songs, from much loved folk tunes to creative vocal exploration activities. Pupils develop a firm foundation of pitch and beat skills whilst learning introductory vocabulary for pitch, tempo, rhythm and dynamics. The Nursery pupils perform a nativity musical for Christmas and participate in school performances such has the Harvest, Christmas and graduation celebrations.
Our focus in the Nursery is to get the children used to the new sounds of the language using their listening skills. We then encourage them to try making the new sounds themselves using their speaking skills. Our specialist teacher, Ms Diez, uses a number of repetition games and songs, making the lessons fun and interactive.
Pupils are taught Ballet by Royal Academy of Dance accredited teacher, Ms Paris, for 30 minutes once week. Although the pupils begin to follow the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus they enjoy going on journeys to magical lands to practice new dance moves, learn how to move in time to the beat and of course the difference between ‘Good toes’ and ‘Naughty toes’.
At Peregrines Nursery we encourage our pupils to be active from an early age. During break and lunch time they enjoy running, cycling, hoola hooping and skipping their way around our spacious outdoor play area. The structured PE and Games lessons are focused on developing pupils hand – eye coordination, running and jumping abilities and start to introduce the idea of playing in teams. The highlight of the nursery pupils’ year is joining the Reception to Year 2 pupils for their Sports Day in the Summer Term for running races, obstacle courses and the sack race.