Last month the play area in First Class was The Bakery/Café. The children had great fun pretending to be bakers, customers and waiters. They listened to loads of stories about food and baking and they learnt loads of songs related to the theme.
After listening to a variety of stories about the Bakery and food the children enjoyed retelling the stories using puppets. Their favourites were Hansel and Gretel and The Gingerbread Man. They also used their imaginations to make up new stories using the puppets.
The children also enjoyed building with the blocks.
The children get the play at one station each day. In their groups they plan what they are going to do, they play and finally they feed back to the class about what they did during play. They develop great language and social skills.