Responding to Children’s Interests
As our children settle into their new classes and develop good relationships with their key workers, they begin to express their own preferences and interests. Practitioners develop these interests to enhance and extend their learning.
Visit to the Ice Cream Parlour
Personal, Social, and Emotional Development: Self-confidence and self-awareness (22-36 months)
One of our nursery children expressed a real interest in cars. In response to this interest, the practitioners organised a trip out in the school car to buy an ice cream.
Understanding the World: The world (30-50 months)
Little Acorns 2 enjoyed a visit from Frankie the tortoise, they learned all about the care he needs, including, where he lives, what he eats and how he needs to hibernate for the winter months.
Expressive Arts and Design: Being Imaginative (40-60 months)
Some of the pre-school children have been re-creating role-play situations based on their own first -hand experiences. They used their creative and imaginative skills to set up a book shop in the deconstructive role-play area. The practitioners developed this interest and extended their learning in several different ways, including using language and communication skills effectively, providing opportunities for children to plan and make their own decisions and also develop an understanding of basic mathematical skills. A visit to St Catherine’s Book Shop was also organised so the children could consolidate their learning.