P.E. in the Hall
We are so lucky to have the use of the Junior School hall for P.E and physical development. The children have been using this lovely large space to practice co-ordination and spacial awareness, play parachute games, and practice a range of gross motor skills using the larger apparatus. This also helps the children to gain confidence, self-esteem and to learn problem solving skills.
Critical Thinking with Loose Parts
'Loose Parts' are everyday bits and pieces with no specific use that can be used for construction and to enhance imaginative play and role play. Examples of loose parts include wooden or plastic blocks, planks, crates, tyres, off-cut logs, pipes and guttering. Having open-ended resources like this is far preferable to purpose made plastic construction toys, as children can use their creative, critical thinking and problem solving skills to make creations of their choice, and they can have a multitude of uses, limited only by the child's imagination!
Small World Play
We have purchased some lovely new 'small world' toys to support the children with a range of skills. The children learn how to share and negotiate as they play collaboratively, they develop a narrative in their play which supports their early literacy skills, and display and extend their knowledge of the world around them as they play with realistic toys. Adults support the children to futher extend their learning to include mathematical concepts, critical thinking skills and problem solving.