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, 19 August 2015

HARVEST TIME AND OUTDOOR LEARNING CENTER CREATIVITY

Another sunny day and time to be outside. We took picnics, sharpies, blankets and drinks with us and went down to the Outdoor learning centre. 

We started by finding some stones and using the pens to decorate them and make them look like something else! 



We used charcoal from the fire pit as war paint!


We were really lucky and noticed a Combine harvester in the field behind us. It was great to be able to get so close and stay safe at the same time.



The children found it hard to see it clearly so myself and some other adults that had come with us, built a look out tower so the children could look over the hedge.




The boys made a sign for the tower!


NEXT STEPS: 
    • Look at books about farm machinery.
    • Think about Harvest and supporting our farmers. here does our food come from?

    CHARACTERISTICS OF EFFECTIVE LEARNING:
    Playing and exploring – engagement Finding out and exploring, Playing with what they know, Being willing to ‘have a go.
    Active learning – motivation Being involved and concentrating.  
    Creating and thinking critically – thinking Having their own ideas, Making links, Choosing ways to do things

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

    Tuesday, 18 August 2015

    MORE HAMSTER MAZES.

    More hamster mazes being built. This was today's creation. I like all his added decoration. Gives him something new to explore!


    Monday, 17 August 2015

    PLAY CENTRE FUN!

    Exploring the ride on toys. Go-Karts, bikes and even a ride on a train.





    We milked a cow...... in a fashion!


    The boys and their friends were very lucky to be the first to try out the new games room! The Grand opening!





    We all had a really fun day and the weather was AWESOME!


    The art room was set up with some Cowboy crafts for the Wild west theme.
    First we painted muddy pigs.




    Then we made Cowboy hats.




    And hobbyhorses!


    Brendan made funky glasses.


    Little "J" has had such a fun and busy day that.........


    He fell asleep on the table!


    Thursday, 13 August 2015

    HAMSTER MAZES!

    The children got creative with the construction blocks today and made a maze for Griffin the hamster. 
    He had to go through the maze to find the food hidden in a little corner! He did very well....... kept them all on their toes when he learnt to clime over the walls for a short cut!




    BUTTON ART WORKSHOP!

    We have a wonderful company in a local town to us that runs Button workshops in the holidays for the children. I thought I would treat everyone today and take them down for the morning.


    They all get to choose a canvas with a template printed on it. Then they get to add the buttons that they want from a huge range of different shapes and colours!








    NEXT STEPS: 
      • Buy some buttons and add them to the craft box at home. 
      • Ask the children to find some craft ideas that they would like to try.

      CHARACTERISTICS OF EFFECTIVE LEARNING:

      Active learning – motivation Being involved and concentrating, Keeping trying, Enjoying achieving what they set out to do.
      Creating and thinking critically – thinking Having their own ideas, Choosing ways to do things.

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

      Wednesday, 12 August 2015

      HUGE CRAFTING SESSION AND MONEY MAKING!

      Today we were home based and the children had asked for some crafting! We got the "Bored box" out and they all chose different things to make.

      We had Superhero masks, Gnome sewing its, flying Dinosaurs and goodness knows how many other things being made!



      The children then all made signs and decided to sell some of our "no longer needed" items to the villagers! They shared any money they made between them.  They did quite well for a tiny village!


      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, 11 August 2015

      FOREST SCHOOL COOK OUT AND POT MAKING!

      Forest school session this week was all about outdoor cooking with some clay pot making on the side.
      We made vegetable soup, pancakes and stick bread. It was all so tasty!





      Little ones helped with the washing up of the bowls and spoons. They did a great job!


      Pancakes for dessert!



      The clay crafts went down so well last week that we did more this week. We made bowls and decorated them with wool and natural items.


      Little "E" really enjoyed squashing the clay between her fingers and changing the shape of it.The more she worked it the warmer it became and the easier it was to mold.


      NEXT STEPS: 
        • This was a great follow on to the pasta salad making last week. The children are really enjoying cooking their own meals. Use the fire bowls at home to cook bacon. 

        CHARACTERISTICS OF EFFECTIVE LEARNING:

        Playing and exploring – engagement Finding out and exploring, Playing with what they know, Being willing to ‘have a go’
        Active learning – motivation Being involved and concentrating, Enjoying achieving what they set out to do.
        Creating and thinking critically – thinking Having their own ideas, Making links, Choosing ways to do things

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

        LinkWithin

        Related Posts with Thumbnails