he Little Vic is our pre-school class for girls aged 3-4 and is our first point of entry point for the Old Vicarage School. Girls are given the option of 5 mornings, 5 mornings and 3 afternoons (afternoons fixed to Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) or 5 full days for the first two terms and by the third term we expect all girls to be attending for 5 full days to best prepare them for life in Reception. The Little Vic is situated just around the corner from the main school in the Vineyard Life Church and girls will have the opportunity to come up to the main school twice a week for library and PE lessons and also to experience life in a Reception classroom.
The safe and stimulating environment at the Little Vic will enable the girls to develop both their mental and physical confidence away from their parents for the first time. The girls will be assigned a key-worker who will act as a form tutor during their time at the Little Vic and will be the first point of contact for all parental questions. Our high pupil-to-staff ratio means that the girls will be able to cultivate close bonds with their teachers, which will foster their feeling of safety and develop their love of learning. Through a mix of exploration, games, investigations and more formal learning sessions, the girls will be covering the basics of phonics, reading, number and geometry. They will also be taught science, geography, history as well as weekly specialist lessons in PE, Music and French.
The Little Vic’s curriculum is intended to give the girls all the skills they need in order to be confident learners by the time they move into Reception. Yoga and fine motor play will develop both gross and fine motor control, essential for early writing. Philosophy and circle times will encourage speaking, listening and understanding.
Frequent PSHE lessons, role-play and modelling will equip the girls with the personal, social and emotional skills to engage fully in school life.
The Old Vicarage School has opted out of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, but Little Vic and our Reception classes still follow the Government’s Curriculum Guidance. Information on this can be found in our Curriculum Policy and our ‘Early Years Information for Parents’ document.
We offer private tours of Little Vic daily at 9.15am. If you would like to schedule in a tour, please complete the booking form below, selecting your date preference, and we will be in touch.
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