Schemas

I am doing a course to help me do more with the children related to how they play.  Here is a short video which may help you to understand what Schemas are and how children use different schemas to learn.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/schemas

Trajectory – up and down and along and back movements

Transporting – Moving items from one place to another

Enveloping – covering things up

Enclosing/containing – putting things into containers

Rotation – things that go round and round

Connection – joining things together

Positioning – putting things in particular places

Transforming – changing things

taken from the Pacey website course.

play

http://www.playengland.org.uk/media/202623/best-play.pdf

Aldi or Lidl

If you go to Lidl or Aldi… Lidl (formal Bio Gel) and Aldi (Almat Laundry Gel)

If you go to an Indian store I would LOVE Basil Seeds. As many is viable both for messy play and for making a fantastic dessert for kids to try.

Holidays

We are beginning to think about holidays here so in December when we review our year and contracts I will give you a list of weeks we are planning a holiday.  There are a couple of childminders in the village who may have a space which you could use while I am away.  If you want me to explore this for you then let me know.

My thought is perhaps two weeks during the Easter hols and a week next October half term and a couple of fridays booked off with the Bank Holiday weekends so I can get away for a few long weekends.

Always happy to chat about it.