Here are our children exploring and discovering the celebration of Halloween in may different ways.
The children engaged in a variety of sensory experiences which were linked to the topic. While taking part in the activities the children’s knowledge was challenged. We explored their thoughts on the materials, how they felt, the smell, if the characteristics were similar to other objects.
As you can see the children really enjoyed the activities.
Expressive arts and design- Exploring media and materials- Beginning to be interested in and describe the texture of things.
Expressive arts and design- Being imaginative- Captures experiences and responses with a range of media, such as music, dance and paint and other materials.
Understanding the world- The world- Explores objects by linking together different approaches: shaking, hitting, looking, feeling, tasting, mouthing, pulling, mouthing, turning and poking.
Personal, social and emotional- Making relationships- Seeks out others to share experiences.
Communication and language- Speaking- Uses language as a powerful means of widening contacts, sharing feelings, experiences and thoughts.
Characteristics of effective learning-
Playing and exploring- Finding out and exploring- Showing curiosity about events and people.
Active learning- Being involved and concentrating- Maintaining focus on their activity for a period of time.
Active learning- Being involved and concentrating- Showing high levels of energy, fascination.
Creating and thinking critically- Making links- Testing their ideas.
Mutual respect and tolerance- Help children to appreciate and respect their own culture and the culture of others.
Individual liberty- Allow children to explore the language of feelings and responsibility, reflect on their differences and understand that we are all free to have different opinions.
Rule of law- Allowing children to manage their own feelings and behaviour.