"Children learn as they play. More importantly, in play, children learn how to learn."

O. Fred Donaldson

Outdoor play

The mini beast corner.

Colour explosion with crushed chalk.

Lots of resources to decide your own play!!

Soapy water play with guttering and containers.

Learning about living things and searching for bugs with magnifying glasses.

Coloured water play while learning to use pipettes!!

Lentils and rice, and all things nice.......

High energetic outdoor play with a range of resources.

Indoor play

Indoor obstacle course

Balance beams and gross motor skills.....

Loose blocks play is endless!!

Learning about science and problem solving with engineering.

We have plenty supply in our role play shop.

Painting is available daily.

We love construction play and Duplo.

We have regular access to digital technology.

We love science- colour diffusion with m&ms.

Bubble paint.

Learning about forces, such as magnetism.

Owl Babies and Loose part materials found in the garden during Autumn.

Colour and shape recognition.

'Incy, Wincy Spider' Tuff tray.

Play Dough and other malleable materials.

Emotional Wellbeing

We have developed a feelings check in system.

We are learning ways to express our emotions and learning means to deal with them.

Child Participation

Every year, we invite children to decide what our golden rules should be.

Thinking Tree

The children were keen to design a tree for the front of playgroup, and regularly stick wish leaves onto its branches.

Children are invited to make decisions on matters which have an impact on them, such as deciding what story to read.

Changes in our environment and seasonal changes-Autumn colours!!

Learning to care for ourselves and others

The children have access to a handwashing basin in the playroom.

The children regularly enjoy helping to set the table for snack and lunch.

Rolling snack helps teach independence and self reliance.