The Constantiaberg Pre-Primary Daily Programme

School opens at 7.30 to accommodate working parents and there will be one teacher on duty from 7.30 – 8am. This teacher will also set up the garden for the day – this will include either fantasy / obstacle course / stations / sensory play or large foam shape construction as well as water and sand play and wheel toys.

School starts at 8am for the Grade R class while the middle and younger groups start at 8.30. During this arrival time between 7.30 -8.30 parents are encouraged to stay and play perceptual games in the classroom or help their children develop gross motor skills and gain courage while playing freely outdoors. 

07:30: School opens: School opens at 7.30 to accommodate working parents and there will be one teacher on duty
from
7.30 – 8am 

08:00 Whale day starts

08:30 Starfish, Penguins, Turtles & Dolphins day starts

Daily Programme
  • 8.30 – 9.00 – Teacher directed focussed time
  • 9.00 – Fruit/ Water break
  • 9.00 – 10.00 – Creative activities
  • 10.00 – 10.15 – Tidy up / Outdoor / Music / Language / Maths
  • 10.15 – Toilet Routine
  • 10.20 – 10.40 – Snack Time
  • 10.45 – 11.30 – Outdoor Play
  • 11.30 – 11.45 – Pack Bags & tidy up
  • 11.45 – 12.15 – Teacher directed focussed time
  • 12.15 – 12.30 – Story time

During morning ring children are made aware of the days of the week, months of the year , weather, themes are discussed and theme related songs are sung. Numeracy and Literacy are also covered daily. We have a fruit and water break at the transition time between ring time and creative activities. This allows the children to feel refreshed and ready to focus on their next task. Children are encouraged to do all the set creative activities which have been specially designed to enhance their fine motor skills, creativeness and develop their core strength and stability.  

During the transition between creative activities and music / movement / numeracy / literacy ring the children help tidy up and have a brief run around the garden. This is followed by toilet routine and snack time where healthy eating habits, manners, hygiene etc are reinforced. 

Outdoor play is a very important part of the children’s day. Here they can be creative, constructive, use their imaginations, discover science, grow emotionally and socially and have fun! All children are encouraged to help pack the garden toys and equipment away, before they line up to wash hands, pack their own bags and then settle down for quiet play and micro time.

During micro time the teacher will focus on one small group of children at a time. While she is working with this group evaluating them, the other children, under supervision of the assistant, are free to choose puzzles, perceptual games or activities such as drawing, colouring in or cutting.

Just before home time the children are able to end their day in a quiet way with a story.

After school activities take place in the guide and scout hall near our school or soccer field or one of our classrooms. Children are collected timeously for these activities by the coaches / teachers from school.