It is important that children have opportunities for art, design and creativity outdoors as well as indoors. Ideally in your indoor space you will have provision for children to make, model and paint. If you put one of your easels outside with some pots of paint and a couple of aprons then you are just recreating the same indoor opportunities without the ceiling. Although some children might really enjoy painting outside, a key question for me is ‘what unique creative experience can outdoors offer them?’ There will be more about outdoor painting later in the week! We want children to be able to transfer their indoor skills and apply them to different resources and experiences that are strongly linked to … Read More
The winner of the Cool Canvas Teepee Giveaway is…. EMMA WOHL Congratulations Emma!
I am really pleased that Jo from St John’s C of E Primary has agreed to write me a third blog post. You can find the others here and here. It is great to see a play based approach to learning having such a positive impact. My third blog leads to the subject I am most frequently asked about. A subject which I tend to avoid as it is often steered towards data, data, data…I like to ‘practise what I preach’; value the journey rather than the outcome’, but that is not to say that the children ‘s progress and ultimate end of Key Stage assessments are not too far from our minds as we plan the provision. Outcomes, in the … Read More
When Oliver suggested that he make a Teepee for me to Giveaway – how could I say ‘no’?! Better than that…even if you don’t win, then you can got to YouTube and get the instructions for how to make your own. You could even have your own little Teepee village! All details on how to enter at the end of this post. But for now, over to Oliver… Hi. I’m Oliver Wotherspoon and it is great to be involved in another super summer giveaway. I am passionate about outdoors play, and with my company, Cool Canvas , I have spent over a decade designing, manufacturing and installing fantastic natural playgrounds. From fallen log climbing structures to texture kitchens I love play … Read More