These photographs will give you a flavour of the activities the children have enjoyed over the last few weeks.
We have been working on various PLODs amongst all our other activities. PLOD stands for 'Possible Lines of Development'. Each week one or two PLODs will be running across the nursery where adults will work with children and support them to develop their learning skills. These PLODs may be triggered by the children's interests or a challenge provided by an adult. Returning to this PLOD throughout the week allows the children to get more from the experience, as well as providing opportunities for further planning and reflection.
The children have been very creative with the crates in the nursery garden. They have been able to repurpose them in a number of interesting ways. This creative and imaginative play encourages the development of language social skills - the large scale of the play allows a number of children to work together - but also provides problem solving experience.
We've had obstacle courses, trains, planes, living rooms and pirate ships, amongst other things. I wonder what will come next...