Ladybird children go swimming once a week (term time) with a qualified teacher at the Aspire Centre. The ratio is 1.1 and children are encouraged to feel at ease in the water, sing songs and learn safety skills.
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Ladybird children go to the Aspire Centre and take part in arts and crafts activities based around the theme of a weekly story. Children bring home their artistic creations. The ratio is 8.1.
Ladybird and Froggie children have weekly Spanish lessons with a Spanish member of staff. Lessons take part in the nursery.
Once a month our gardener comes to the nursery to tend to our plants. Each room takes a turn to spend time with the gardener. Children are encouraged to be hands on with the plants.
Once a week Ladybirds and Froggies go to the outdoor Aspire pitch and take part in PE lessons, they engage in a range of activities and use sports equipment. The ratio is 1.4 for Froggies and 1.8 for Ladybirds.
Once a week Ladybirds and Froggies take it in turns to visit the library at Southfields Academy. Children are exposed to a variety of age appropriate books and encouraged to understand how we use a library. The ratio is 1.4 for Froggies and 1.8 for Ladybirds.