Im a qualified Primary teacher (Early Years teacher for 18 years) and am planning high quality activity classes for 3 5 year olds and their parents from September. I would be grateful if you could respond (by making a comment and/or completing my short questionnaire - see link aove) if you would be interested in attending such a class with your child in North Somerset, Somerset areas.
Each class will be 40/45 minutes and be fun, interactive and educational. My separate classes will be based on phonics and learning letter sounds, mathematical fun (activities involving numbers, counting, shapes, space and measures) and stories and rhymes (modern stories/rhymes, traditional stories and fairytales). The sessions will include listening to stories, singing, playing active games, music/movement and arts and crafts etc. The classes will enhance learning in a friendly environment encouraging speaking/listening skills, social interaction with other children and adults, turn taking, developing motor skills in addition to learning literacy and mathematical concepts. Parents will have the opportunity to socialise and meet new friends, whilst spending quality time with their child.
I understand the type of classes listed above receive a mixed response, but it is my intention to provide a different type of structured activity for pre-school children in addition to the music/craft/sports classes offered to this age group. It is my airm to enhance the learning the children already receives at home and from attending a pre-school establishment.
Thank you in advance for your help, it is most appreciated.