Music and Dance Sessions at Compass House Nursery
Music and dance transcends all areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation stage. All children thoroughly enjoy our weekly music and dance sessions, which are run by Hazel Town. Hazel has many years experience with working with children and she owns her own Dance school, West Meon Dance. The sessions help children express themselves, through movement and by experimenting with different sounds made by musical instruments. Children have the opportunity to play a wide range of different instruments including, maracas, bongo drums, steel drum,, rainmaker, triangles and bells. Children enjoy learning traditional nursery rhymes and exploring rhythmic patterns in rhymes. Hazel sings a wide variety of songs with the children which they enjoy learning alongside Hazel playing the keyboard. Hazel coordinates our Christmas performance, which all parents are invited to attend, this is a short performance which usually has a winter or Christmas theme and is a good opportunity for parents to see what their children have been learning throughout the year.
Ballet at Compass House Nursery
Ballet is available for children aged 2 years and over. The class is on Wednesday afternoons, 2 -2..30pm and is charged at £2.00 per class. Children gain strength, confidence and coordination as they learn fundamental ballet steps in a creative environment. Lessons explore movement through floor stretches, rhythm exercises and traveling steps. Creative games, props, imagery and storytelling make each class an engaging and fun experience for the young dancer. This is an independent participation class.
French Curriculum at Compass House Nursery.
French is taught on a regular basis by a fully qualified, very experienced, French speaking teach. The aim is for the children to develop their speaking and listening skills, to learn some basic vocabulary and some simple phrases. They also learn a little bit about French culture (food, festivals and traditions).
Most of the lesson is done orally and the children are encouraged to repeat words, answer questions and, as they get older, to ask questions of each other. There are lots of games, songs, puppets, stories and visual aids. The children also see words written down in French, although they do not write words themselves. Vocabulary is varied. They work on several different things each week.
Some of the areas that have been covered this year.