Being five with us at the Mansion is an exciting time. Lessons are informal and taught through nature explorations, discovery and read alouds. We cater for different needs and abilities and encourage peer learning which is a good way for children to find out more about themselves and helps to develop creativity and self-motivation.
Inspired by the methods of Charlotte Mason...
1) Our style of lessons are short.
2) We use living books with great illustrations.
3) We teach children to think and express themselves clearly.
4) We will be introducing music and art appreciation into some of our sessions.
5) We use the natural surroundings to enhance our teaching and learning.
Our activities include:
Greeting by Teacher, Registration and if weather permits a Nature Walk.
Using brightly coloured crayons, children recreate images/objects from their nature walk or an idea from a fairy story [on large pieces of paper] - letting their imagination flourish!
Fostering our love of language through rhymes and songs;
Maths puzzles and games;
Simple crafts, sticking, cutting etc;
Clapping and counting;
Simple phonics games;
... & story-telling.
And where applicable worksheets are used to reinforce the learning of the practical elements.
The rhythm of the year and the seasonal festivals play an important part of the afternoon; as do the senses.
Learn4Life is a Limited Company registered at the above address under registration No. 10847399.
If you are staying in East Grinstead while your children are with us at Learn4Life, please take a look at the following website for places to eat and drink:
Chequer Mead also comes highly recommended: