Summer Fayre - Friday 12 July 3pm - 5pm

Good Start Great Start

Birchen Coppice Primary Academy - Cycle One
Good Start Great Start
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During this section of the programme, we focus on the values of nutritional eating with emphasis on the importance of children starting the day with a good breakfast, to help them be alert and an active learner at school.


The parent and child will undertake a weekly ‘Make & Do’ task. These activities work in support of school readiness skills and also provide a resource for the families to take home.


Research tells us that it is important for children to understand that just as they enjoy being with their friends that adults also need time together so that they can talk about grown up things.  This time is dedicated to allowing each age group to divide and to enjoy separate peer activities.


This is an opportunity for parents to develop relationships with other parents and strengthen their relationship with the staff at their child’s nursery/school.  The team provide weekly facilitated discussions around set themes to support the learning that is taking place during the programme.



The team will provide a mixture of group activities which allows opportunity for social interaction and the development of gross motor skills.  Aside from the obvious health benefits, lots of physical energetic play indoors/outdoors also provides a contrast which prepares the children for the calmer activities which will follow.


A range of themed story bags will be provided with some guidance notes to help the parent with ideas and vocabulary to use during the activity.


The children will create memories during the programme in a scrap book that they can take home.


The group finish the session with singing and a positive affirmation exercise.