Music is hugely important to a child’s early development and the specialist Music teaching in Bede’s Nursery offers each child the opportunity to experience a wide range of melodies, rhythms and harmonies.
Singing forms the core of music at this stage, with action songs and songs reinforcing the development of aural and vocal skills, being interspersed with repertoire, which focuses on the seasons, the world around us and language acquisition. Early-years percussion instruments also offer the children the chance to perform together, to hear new sounds and to develop rhythmic dexterity.
Bede’s believes that swimming is an essential life skill, which should be fun, enjoyable and lead to many opportunities throughout life.
From the term that your child turns three there is the opportunity for them to receive weekly swimming lessons in the heated pool at Bede’s Prep.
Our Nursery children have the opportunity to swim twice a week with sessions focused on enabling the children to enjoy their time in the pool, develop self-confidence and their sense of personal achievement.
The adult to child ratios are 1:2 in Rainbow Fish sessions, with a maximum of six children per class, rising to an adult to child ratio of 1:3 in Pre School sessions, with a maximum of eight children per class. This ensures that every child is fully engaged and learning throughout their lesson.
It is important that swimming lessons are a choice for our parents, as some feel this is an area of their child’s development that they wish to be integrally part of, whilst others enjoy the educational and social experience of their child learning to swim in our Nursery setting.