There is variation in the resources the children choose and their approach to the task
Children can choose to spend time outdoors or indoors and staff are available to encourage support and extend children's learning. Outdoor activities are popular.
|Gaining a sense of balance - alone....and with friends|
Using a builder's tray, some paint and a variety of balls of different shapes, sizes and textures we created artworks... it was a great opportunity to discuss colours, colour mixing and simply enjoy the activity with our friends!
Our nursery school was successful in gaining the Ecoschools Green Flag for the first time in June.
We love being outdoors and one of our great passions is growing vegetables and fruit in our garden. When we returned for the Summer scheme many children were curious to see how the potatoes, tomatoes and broad beans had grown. The beans were ready to harvest. Margaret and some children picked some of the pods, talked about their shape, then opened them and looked closely at the contents. The beans were then cooked and shared. Almost everyone loved them and there were none left at the end of the session!!
|"this one looks like a smiley face" says Emily|
Language and discussion is continuous during the session. Craft activities offer children many opportunities to talk to each other and to the adults as they plan what to do, decide how to carry out these plans and finish their activities.