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Learning Programmes

Mozarts approaches all areas of preschool curriculum through music, dramatic play and art. We have specific curriculum areas detailed below that your child will love.

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Time for Einsteins

We’re not sure if Einstein had a flying carpet. We think it was his mind that flew and at Mozarts we like to think that children’s minds can do the same.

Children sit around Mr Einstein’s Flying Carpet and explore a topic of interest. Children might see themselves:

  • hatching from a chrysalis or,
  • flying through space as a shooting star or,
  • whizzing around like a teeny tiny electron or,
  • driving a car as a robot

Then after all that busy activity, the children sit down and draw a picture in their Einstein scrapbooks. At Mozarts we think that if you become it, you’ll remember it!

At Mozarts we think that if you become it, you’ll it!

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Numeracy and Mathematics

Counting is definitely more fun if you are a monkey trying to snatch a bunch of bananas or a sharp eyed bird trying to pull up some juicy worms. How about a herd of elephants wondering how many of them can fit on a spider’s web?

Mozarts Chart Stories are a creative and imaginative way of teaching numeracy. They are short poems with small laminated pictures. We use props and music to help tell the story which is acted out by the children with enthusiastic and noisy participation.

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Art and Technology

When you see a paint-splattered t-shirt you know your child has been busy in our art room.

From fantastic murals to intricate cotton bud etchings, the art work produced is vivid and fantastic. Some children spend a long time on one painting, others do five in a row.

We splatter our way through about 90 litres of paint and buy glitter by the kilo at Mozarts because we believe the more the sparkle the world has in it, the happier and the better it is for all of us.

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Literacy

Literacy

We love stories! We love traditional, we love contemporary and we especially love the ones that children make up themselves. Mozarts teachers are highly skilled in the art of energetic and imaginative story telling. Children join in with chants and simple repetitive phrases. Judging by the laughter and the excitement some of our storytelling might seem a little crazy but it’s all done with the end result of giving children a deep and abiding love of literature and reading.

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Music Dance and Drama

Our drama workshop happens after library time. A story is read and then this is followed by an adventure! Elements of the story are chosen by the children and, using their imagination, are acted out through drama, dance, music or art. Everyone participates to their own level and has fun as stories come to life before our eyes.

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Outdoor Play

Our playground has a clatter bridge with a sometimes-troll (we’ve heard him but never seen him) and a tree for climbing (good if the troll is chasing you!). Down the other end, a gangplank leads to a pirate ship sandpit, next to which is a miniature version of the pancake rocks, complete with a trickling brook. Alas no blowholes, only the ones you dig yourselves.

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