Cocoons
2 Years

Our Cocoons learning group is made of our two year olds and is aimed at developing their confidence.

Caterpillars
3 Years

Our Caterpillars learning group comprises our three year old children and is aimed at developing their abilities and building their confidence.

Butterflies
4 Years

The four year olds in our Butterflies group are mainly focussed on getting ready for school.

Cocoons

Our Cocoons learning group is made of our two year olds and is aimed at developing their confidence in a number of key areas: Social/Emotional, Language/Communication, Cognitive (thinking and problem solving) and Movement/Physical development. This is what we may expect our Cocoons children to be able to do:

Social & Emotional
  • Participate with others
  • Copy others
  • Learn to share with resources provided
Language/Communication
  • Point to books and whiteboard when they are asked
  • Know names of their teachers, familiar objects and parts of their body
  • Can say small sentences
  • Follow simple instructions (go, sit, come, walk)
  • Repeat word overheard in conversations (have you finished)
  • Able to sing simple rhymes, counting and songs (alphabet, twinkle little star, ma is white etc)
Cognitive(learning, thinking, problem solving)
  • Begin to sort shapes and colours
  • Able to sing simple rhymes, counting and songs
  • Play simple make-believe games
  • Knows colours
Movement/Physical Development
  • Using hand and eye co-ordination when needed
  • Able to kick and throw balls
  • Jumping to the beat of the music

Caterpillars

Our Caterpillars learning group comprises our three year old children. Again, we are looking at developing their abilities and building on what they have previously learnt at home or in the Cocoons group. Children in this group start attending Classroom and focus on learning their letters and numbers. We have a dedicated Classroom designed to look like a primary school new entrants room, where we practice the skills our children will need to have to successfully transition to the next stage of their education. This is what we may expect our Caterpillars to be able to do:

Social & Emotional
  • Show affection for friends
  • Turn taking
  • Understand the idea of “mine”, “his” and “hers”
  • Show a wide range of emotions (happy, angry, sad etc)
  • Self-help skills
Language/Communication
  • Follow instructions
  • Can name most of the familiar things
  • Understand words like “in”, “on” and “under”
  • Say their first name, knows their friends’ and teacher’s names
  • Carry on conversations using 2 or 3 sentences
  • Sing various songs
Cognitive(learning, thinking, problem solving)
  • Play make-believe with dolls, animals and people
  • Work successfully on puzzles and connecting games
  • Turn book pages one at a time
  • Able to hold a crayon, pencil, paint brush to draw and scribble
Movement/Physical Development
  • Climb well (may need supervision when needed)
  • Run easily
  • Dance to the beat of the music
  • Able to sit as part of a group

Butterflies

The four year olds in our Butterflies group are mainly focussed on getting ready for school. They attend Classroom every day and practice name writing, counting, basic mathematics and early reading skills. This is what we may expect our Butterflies to be able to do:

Social & Emotional
  • Enjoy doing new things
  • Is more creative and imaginative with make-believe play
  • Co-operate with others
  • Would rather play with other children than by themselves
  • Talk about what they like and what they are interested in
  • Show more independence
  • Show concern and sympathy for others
  • Is aware of gender
Language/Communication
  • Speak clearly
  • Tell stories
  • Sing a song or says a poem from memory such as “twinkle twinkle traffic light” or the “wheels on the bus”
Cognitive(learning, thinking, problem solving)
  • Can name colours, and numbers
  • Understand the idea of counting
  • Start to understand time
  • Remember parts of a story
  • Understand the idea of “same” and “different”
  • Draw a person or objects
  • Able to identify their written names
  • Able to recognise the letters of the alphabet in Capital and lower case
  • Play board or card games
  • Tell you what he or she thinks is going to happen next in the book
Movement/Physical Development
  • Hop, jump and run with confidence
  • Use scissors with supervision
  • Pour water and eat by themselves