Beauty and the Beast. The rose is made from tissue paper, crepe paper and cellophane which the children scrunched up and stuffed into the bottom of a plastic cup. The paper expanded when let go which makes it stay wedged there. We taped a pipe cleaner stem and children helped to tape the second plastic cup together to form the chamber for the rose :)
Provocation: how are craters formed? Simple inquiry-based experience consisting of a round tray filled with moon sand and rocks which the children have collected themselves from the garden. As children press various stones into the sand they create misshapen craters. Photos of the moon's surface also displayed for reference
Investigating sea life through levels. Different sized and structural materials are placed under a large blue sheet which is secured to the table so the objects underneath remain hidden. Sea creatures are placed to demonstrate the different levels, and shells and stones are collected in jars for the children to create their play with.
Implementing respectful teach of the environmental. Bird nest study. Shelving contains branches, leaves, feathers, styrofoam eggs, porcelain realistic birds and feather boas. Children's construction skills are challenged as they manipulate materials to create a replica bird nest inside the tyre. Play is continued as children role play and investigate bird play.
Enhancing fine motor and cognitive development through loose part play. Bangles and bead necklaces displayed to induce curiosity and intrigue. Different patterned and coloured paper allows children to choose their own background for their creation.
Being creative with nature! Setting up inspiring experiences to engage children in creative expression. Children hypothesise and discover with nature as they investigate environment to collect pieces and paint freely with natural colours - orange, brown, green, yellow
Reggio inspiring play. Dinosaur world. Using natural and repurposing materials to create a world that let's children delve into their imagination and engage with others to role play and build on communicative and social skills.
Teaching discovery and respect for natural environment with bug play. Repurposing tyre to create small world play. Leaves scattered on floor, logs for building and magnifying glasses to spy insect figures and develop inquiry.