WELCOME this is the very first blog from the rainbow room, we are pleased to invite you into the rainbow room through this blog.
Through this we will showcase and explain the learning that the children are accessing within the setting.
Our environments are created for the children and the spaces are adapted and always changing with the needs and wants of our little ones. We provide provocations and experiences to enhance, provoke and inspire play. "To support cognitive development the learning environment should be rich in opportunities for children to engage with concepts and foster skills for learning, such as reasoning, creativity and problem solving. The choice of experiences on offer should reflect an environment of open-ended possibilities in which children can feel intrinsically motivated to explore and investigate through play - including taking calculated risks and learning from mistakes." (Realising the Ambition)
Within ELC one of the tasks we have been focusing on making our own bread for snack, this has provided us with opportunity for sensory exploration (dry to wet mix), maths and language opportunity (weights and words), physical activities (big arm movements and strengthening fingers) science experiences (yeast and how this works). Learning that process builds understanding.
Over the end of term we have provided provocations to support the Christmas story and celebrating winter. The children have free choice to experiment with loose parts and art materials, they have used these to create Christmas cards, decorations and some fantastic seasonal art work. We have provided characters from the Christmas story and these have been well used and incorporated into other small world situations.