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Playing is Learning

In Early Years, we ensure that all activities set out link to the areas of learning from the curriculum. As well as this, we provide children with rich and authentic experiences, so they understand our world. We maintain a balance of child initiated and adult directed activities, so children can achieve their full potential. We also use In The Moment Planning (ITMP), so we can follow the children's interests incidentally, providing amazing teaching moments! Children understand Cool Time (choose our own learning) as a time we continue to learn through play. 

Learning through storybooks 

As well as this, we have been looking at a range of storybooks, that have allowed the children to use a range of skills. The children have explored our outdoor area in different ways and have made links in their play, based on what they have learnt from storybooks. 


In Nursery, we have read:

- The Gingerbread Man 

- The Colour Monster

- Elmer 

- Supertato


In Reception, we have read:

- Little Red Riding Hood 

- Elmer 

- Rosa Parks 

- Barbara Throws a Wobbler!


The children enjoy learning through play. They have taken interest in arts/crafts, our mud kitchen, science experiments, role-playing stories and much more! 

Indoor learning

Outdoor learning

EYFS Curriculum 

The children learn in different ways, so we ensure that the areas of learning are achieved using a range of approaches. Click on the stars below to see what we get up to...

Taking care of our well-being 

The children looked after their own well-being, as well as staffs. We took a trip to the SMSB Spa, took part in a yoga session and spent some time talking about our feelings.