In Diplodocus class, for some reason, the students have been talking lots about hairdressers and having their hair cut and styled for Spring.
So when asked what they would like their Chinese restaurant to become for Spring Term 2, most children wanted a hair salon. This was not an easy task to set up for the staff. Real scissors (even children's style) would not be allowed. Empty shampoo bottles, hairspray cans, plastic mirrors, towels and basins were the easiest things to collect. Then on Allegro we found a "barbers" set for children - with plastic scissors that could not cut hair and even some razors and shavers which looked extremely lifelike!
The role play corner, which has been extended with a receptionist's desk, telephone, cash register and paper money, has been a huge hit with the children from Reception. The play corner has helped the children learn more language, maths (as they count money and write down booking times) and most importantly, turn-taking and negotiation as they decide who will be the customer and who will be the stylist!
Reception Teacher and Learning Leader