The Importance Of Early Years Education

This is a fantastic example of children who have confident, creative imaginations. They are able to use their knowledge skilfully to develop their learning and their play.

The girls had decided to prepare to go on holiday. They had thought of this idea themselves and agreed that they needed to build an aeroplane. One of the girls said that they needed a train too so they showed wonderful sharing skills and called it a “plane train” which made them laugh as they realised the rhyme they had made!

They showed their knowledge of the world by saying that they were going to Mexico and they would have their dinner there. When asked where their travel tickets were they quickly found paper and pens and made themselves a ticket; “We need five tickets- there are 1,2,3,4,5 of us going!”

Then each child carefully wrote their name on the paper before continuing with their building and packing.
These girls spontaneously showed good levels of knowledge in the following areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum:

  • Personal, Social And Emotional Development
  • Literacy
  • Knowledge Of The World
  • Mathematics
  • Expressive Arts
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