We had another great morning making dens with the Y5/6 children. Some were coming to help for the second time and you could really see that they had learned a great deal from working with the children yesterday. I put out Art Straws and various joining items in the afternoon and was chuffed to see that a number of children replicated their dens in straws! When we had finished working this morning I asked the Y5/6 if they wanted to stay and play with the children – which of course they did! When I say play ' with ' that is a bit of an over statement! We ended up with Y6 in the water tray, the compost and in full … Read More
Boys and Mark Making!
SO much going on at the moment, almost too much to tell you! Am really pleased with how much the environment is encouraging mark making, especially with the boys. Now that the children who have been in the longest are really feeling comfortable with us and the environment they are beginning to use it in the way I envisaged they might. Lots and lots of play going on in the role play area is including the creation of their own backgrounds. What has struck me more than ever is that if we were organising 'under the sea' or 'fire station' we would have the whole background relating to the theme. The children are quite happy to have LOADS going on in the … Read More