These photographs will give you a flavour of the activities
the children have enjoyed over the last week.
At nursery the word we use for the children's play is 'work'. This is not to limit the children's self-expression but to emphasise to them how they are always learning in all that they do. Our Fascinated Five puppets are key to supporting the children in their work as they support the children's attitudes towards themselves and learning.
Here are two examples of how the children learn in their self-initiated work. Some of the children began exploring some 'linking camels' that we have in the nursery. This developed into thinking about patterns and perimeters as well as cooperative play. It also supported their imaginative thinking. "What do you think it looks like?", they were asked, "a shoe!" exclaimed Georgie.
Developing from their work in our bakery roleplay area several of the children decided to put on a party. They had to plan what was needed and think how they were going to put their plans into action. Each child brought something unique to the experience and and at the same time learnt different things or practiced key skills.