How do we play?
We have trained early years specialists to support our children in the stay and play.
We listen and let the children lead
They spend their time listening, reacting, helping children move their learning to the next step. We have an ex-head of a nursery and children’s centre, and she helps assess where the children are, and what they would respond to best in their learning.
We support early speech
We support early speech by mirroring children’s words, letting them lead the play, and giving them space to let their imaginations go. We also get mums involved whenever we can.
We create amazing collaborative artworks
We are lucky also to have an amazing visual artist to work with our children. She uses natural and easily found materials to make wonderful extraordinary items. Last term she printed booklets from our mark-making, this term she is creating stick, twig and leaf pieces with the children.
What we are learning
Children are learning to co-operate, create, concentrate, to make decisions about texture, colour and form. Their hand-eye co-ordination improves, and their fingers become stronger and more dextrous – ready for writing when it is time.
But don’t tell them they are learning all these things …. for them it is all just a sticky, messy, exciting fun!