Young pupils love investigating, creating and building so at Ballard we feed their innate passion for STEM with plenty of opportunities and equipment to do just that.
Whether it is a giant Lego fort or using our outdoor building blocks, our pupils work independently and together to build.
Ballard Nursery pupils are also very curious; planting the first seeds of scientific investigation and asking why and how? This has been very apparent whilst at Forest School, where they love getting involved with the natural world.
They are also very at home using their computers, which have extra-large buttons for small fingers.
Ballard Nursery and Kindergarten pupils have a chance to get involved with Computer Science. They are able to use our bank of iPAD’s and love playing educational games, embracing the technology with ease, putting some of us to shame with their ability to pick things up so quickly. They also get to work with our 75″Promethean interactive boards, using a number of different techniques.
At Ballard we believe in introducing Mathematics as early as possible and we understand that the way to build our pupils’ skills at this age is to capture their imagination and let them explore and practice.
Opportunities to count and make shapes are all around us: whether it is counting wooden building bricks or parking the correct number of cars on the numbers mat for our garage, we make it as interesting as possible.