Today in the Learning Zone Year 4 have been sorting fractions. Super work well done. #welovelearning #mathsisfun https://t.co/ptsyuyhmiH

In English Year 2 are reading Traction Man. Today we described the setting by first feeling the contents of the sin… https://t.co/R72mvIoGGb

Late stay is always fun! Our Year 3 boys were super proud of their Lego model and the Early Years' girls spent lots… https://t.co/lypF2TZIl7


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Hocus Pocus Alakazam!

Posted on November 16 2018

Hocus Pocus Alakazam!

The imagination is a powerful tool which can be innate in some children but needs encouraging in others. In the Early Years, we provide children with the opportunity to develop their imagination by providing them with spaces, scenarios, props and the support they need to explore their real life or imaginary worlds. Imaginative play not only aids intellectual development but also improves children’s social skills and their creativity. In addition, it gives children a chance to play out events that they have observed or experienced in real life.

We create areas, such as the witches and wizards’ workshop, that engage learners in purposeful play which is both child-initiated and adult led. The balance between these two types of play is of extreme importance. Children can learn by leading their own play and allowing their needs and interests to guide their activities. However, it is also critical that in the Reception class, there is a gradual movement towards activities which are more adult led, in order to prepare them for more formal learning as they enter Year 1.

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