Children in the Dolphin room are often in their year before school. In this room they are becoming more independent with self-help skills, and children are provided with a wide range and choice of painting, craft, manipulative, literacy and numeracy experiences. They also have daily access to a computer using educational games, or creating and printing off a picture created on the paint programme. 'News' is a much-loved part of each day and children are offered a wider range of music and dramatic experiences.
Whilst children are forming friendships between themselves, staff are also encouraging children to find companionship with those who will be going to the same school.
While children are still catered for according to individual interests, we have a school readiness focus that offers children more specific tasks and experiences to prepare them for school.