It is so important to establish rules and routines in the first half term of school. As I am in year 1 and having continuous provision (CP) within the curriculum, it has been crucial (but extremely hard work) to teach children how to look after resources and use them appropriately.
I can now see children tidying up the areas properly but most important effectively using the provision.
Child have used this area to practise writing sentence. They have problem solved by creating their own recipes and meals with their friends.
The small world area and construction areas provide open ended scrap resources. It has been great to see the children’s creativity as they design and create their own models and stories.
Children really do see things so different to how we as adults do, so their models have been pretty amazing and beyond what I could think of!
I have got to the point where I feel that I can teach small groups whilst the rest of the children are purposely learning through play.
Play is effective when it is at the right level, with activities children can access and also with some adult interaction!
We use class dojo points, this really helps as an incentive for children to stay focused and play purposely in all areas of provision. The best part is… its free to use too! Take a look by clicking the link.
More enhancements and posts of CP in Year 1 will continue!