Thursday, 27 August 2015

BRITISH VALUES IN THE EYFS

This is my interpretation of of how we incorporate British Values in our everyday practice and how this links to the EYFS.

 OFSTED do NOT want to see a plan or token posters and resources, but this might help you to understand better how you are considering this in your everyday play and learning. This is just my interpretation and I am not saying it is 100% right!


Monday, 24 August 2015

LINKING CUBES

The children really seem to enjoy these coloured blocks. I found them for a good price online and thought it might be a good way to turn the interest in block style play with Minecraft, in to a hands on construction activity.  


They are often selected and come out most days. The older children have clearly seen the same Minecraft link that I have and they give each colour an element. They then layer them up in the order they are mined in.
The younger children make towers and group the blocks by colour. They share them out and use colour names to identify which blocks are their's and which blocks other children are playing with.


They enjoy making patterns from the blocks on the base plate. Sometimes they make lines of one colour and sometimes they make these cute blocks of colour!


Today's play, meets the following EYFS Prime and specific areas:
  • Communication and language
  • Physical Development
  • Expressive Art and Design
  • Mathematics 


Wednesday, 12 August 2015

BUSY BAG - COLOURS AND NUMBERS


In this Busy bag, I have included....

  • Elmer book
  • Coloured flower garland
  • Flip book of colours and shapes
  • 4 coloured pipe cleaners twisted in to circles and coloured sorting animals for a colour sorting activity
  • Coloured tiles
  • Shape flash cards
  • Shape and Shape word matching cards

WORKING WITH PARENTS - BUSY BAGS TO SHARE

Something I have been meaning to do for a very long time! 
Some "Busy Bags" for the children to take home and borrow, filled with fun stories and activities. Several of them went home tonight.... fingers crossed they are enjoyed!



This is a really good way to help support children's next steps. You could make up a bag for an individual child to borrow with their next steps as the focus. It would be a great way to involve parents in the children's learning and interests.

Ideas to include are:

  • Fiction books
  • Non- fiction books
  • Sticker books
  • "How to draw" books
  • Puppets
  • Craft packs
  • Stickers, paper and pencils, stencils
  • Story cd
  • Masks

Simple "Skill" bags could include:
  • Threading
  • Counting
  • Turn taking game
  • cutting and sticking
  • Dry wipe board and pens for mark making
  • Matching cards
  • Pattern building
  • Textures/ sensory
  • Letters/ Alphabet 
You could get super creative with these bags! Check out the local car boot sales and rummage sales for cheap items to include. 


Tuesday, 21 July 2015

SUMMER HOLIDAYS 2015 - DAY 2

FOREST SCHOOL!

We enjoyed a lovely morning making clay models at Forest school today. We made soup and stick bread as well which was really yummy! 






Monday, 20 July 2015

SUMMER HOLIDAYS 2015 - DAY 1

DAY 1- SOFT PLAY CENTRE

We started the summer holidays with a soft play centre. It was meant to be a a Dinosaur day at an outdoor education place but I made a boo boo on the day and it wasn't actually on. Ooops! But the children had a fabby day anyway!











Monday, 13 July 2015

"B" TIME FOR DINNER BABY!

I have no idea what Ofsted would say about this idea of feeding babies.... 




Baby doesn't seem to mind too much though! The dogs are also being very well looked after.


It is lovely to watch young children showing an understanding of their world by imitating what they see in their lives around them. Caring for dolls as though they were babies and taking dogs for a walk.  She even had a chat on an old mobile phone.

Today's play, meets the following EYFS Prime and specific areas:
  • Communication and language
  • Physical Development
  • Expressive Art and Design
  • Understanding The World

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