We have practised our storytelling skills by re-enacting the different characters from the story; we have been potion makers with the help of extra-special ingredients and have taken part in lots of messy play activities which the children have absolutely loved and are an important activity for children’s development.
Messy play provides children with an exciting tactile and sensory experience that inspires their curiosity, allows them to explore the world around them and enhances their learning, language and creativity. Children learn through experimentation and discovery and messy play encourages children to explore new textures and manipulate different materials through touch. Not only does messy play enhance a child’s development and learning, but it also improves a child’s physical development!
As we came to an end to our Spooky themed week, we were able to share our learning with our adults. With the help of costumes, we were able to fully embrace our spooky theme, with lots of adults getting involved in dressing up too! Across our ELC and classrooms, there were lots of spooky inspired play activities from digging for bones, helping to cut the witch’s hair, hammering and exploring pumpkins and painting on ice! The children loved being able to share their learning environments with their adults. We cannot wait for our next chance to show off how we love to explore and learn in F2.
It was a truly SPOOKTACULAR experience!
Ms Jo/ F2 Year Leader