14 May 2017
I sometimes wonder who is in charge … the hours spent planning a fun-filled topic about farms and animals, finding resources, preparing activities, making props etc. was completely turned on its head when the children clearly weren’t in the mood for appreciating these efforts as instead all they wanted to talk about was pirates! We could have stuck to those carefully prepared plans, and sure, some settings might have done to justify the time and effort spent creating them, but instead we threw it all up in the air and embraced what would really fire our children’s enthusiasm and imagination. Hence farms became pirates … it could only happen in the Early Years!
Mrs Hammond - Nursery 2 Room Leader