Mark Making and Role Play

Turns out my camera was out of battery and so I took these on my phone. They are not brilliant and I need to stress that the areas are not finished - just sharing a 'work in progress' As it is early in the year and my emphasis is on talk and communication I have tried to leave the areas big and lacking in theme. The role play has no 'costumes', no tabbards with 'nurse' or 'fireman' emblazoned on them because for lots of children they restrict them to one character (and are also blinking expensive!) Instead I have boxes of fabric, huge pieces and small ones. I have separated plain from patterned and also created a box of 'special' bits which...

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Oh no!

Had my 'Oh no, what have I done' day yesterday. Three of us worked from 7am till 2pm and still didn't get anywhere near finished. Have been back in again today for another six hours and...STILL HAVEN'T FINISHED! Meant to blog last night but ate my tea and fell asleep! I know I am now 40, but can't remeber the last time I was this knackered! Have had a comment that the planning format won't download so I will investigate that and I will also post some pictures of what the environement is looking like now. Next time I do this for a school (if there is a next time) I will certainly build in some days for set up!...

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Dough – or should that be Doh?

When I arrived this morning there was a cup of tea waiting for me! Boy did I need it - these early mornings are a killer! Think I will have to say goodbye to wine of an evening - it certainly doesn't help. Spent most of today in the kitchen cleaning out the cupboards and seeing what I've got. Mike (site manager) has agreed to build me a step so the children can work at the counter. I want them to make/bake their snack every day using real ingredients. I have found someone who is going to dig up bits of their allotment and put it into plastic crates for me to take in so that the children can actually...

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