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Gifted and Talented

A routine part of the role of the practitioner is to assess children’s learning and development against the Early Years Foundation Stage Outcomes. In some settings this is seen as a laborious task as the practitioner searches through statements looking for markers against which the progress of each key child is measured. However for us […]

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Literacy in the Early Years

Children at Shrewsbury Prepatoria are given lots of opportunities for mark making. We use a variety of exciting resources to provoke interest in writing and drawing. One of our latest purchases was a light-box. These are normally used by graphic designers as they provide a smooth well lit background on which to write or draw. […]

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How much choice do children need?

The answer to this question will vary enormously and responses from adults will be based upon their own experiences. Experiences of childhood, being parented and parenting all colour our views. And of course if you ask an ‘expert’ for advise then expect something different altogether! I would like to share with you some of my ideas […]

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Preparing your child for Nursery.

At Shrewsbury Prepatoria we really want each and every child to feel happy, safe and securely attached from when the moment they are first left in our care. In order for this to happen the all adults involved in the process will need to commit to a great deal of time and effort to making this […]

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New Team Members

Welcome to Miss Wallace. We are delighted to welcome Naomi Wallace who will join the team as a full time practitioner from 4th August. Naomi will undertake further training whilst in our employ but will be mentored and trained by Miss Birch and Miss Astbury. Naomi has completed Level two and Level three qualifications in […]

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New Art Studio

The completed outdoor classroom. We are delighted with the refurbishment of the outdoor space, which will become the Art Studio. Malcolm Shambly at Limetree Landscapes completed the original transformation when he turned the car park into a wonderful garden. Malcolm and his team took just two days to complete the work to a very high […]

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Summer Barbeque

Summer Barbeque Our Summer Barbeque was held on Saturday 23rd June and it was a wonderfully warm afternoon. The barbeque was lit and families cooked their own meat and fish. There was a lovely spread of cakes, nibbles and salads for people to share, all kindly donated by parents. Graeme and I particularly enjoyed being […]

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Outdoor Summer School

This summer we are delighted to be holding our first Outdoor Summer School. The sessions will run from 8am to 4pm daily and will be led by a qualified Forest School Leader. The sessions are aimed at children from 4 to 6 years of age and will have a blend of formal learning and Forest […]

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