Learning Through Play

September 2012 saw the introduction of the new EYFS FRAMEWORK and through our planning your children are continually given opportunities to experience aspects of the new framework.

OFSTED suggests that uninterrupted play is the best way for children to learn, with the opportunity to freely access the outdoors - this is what we aim to achieve at Chewton Common Playgroup, as our weekly timetable shows:

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Long term plan
Our long term plan is the new framework based on 30-50 months. We offer activities in which your children can have opportunities to experience and achieve the new EYFS statements.

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Hickory Dickory Dock

Our theme for this half term is the rhyme Hickory Dickory Dock.This will allow us to look at number, directional and positional language.

The children will have the opportunity to look at clocks and watches and see how they work.

They will be able to change the words of the rhyme, introducing different numbers and looking at rhyming words to sound like those numbers.

They will be looking at different instruments that make the sound of the clock as well as body percussion.

The children will have the opportunity to make clocks and mice through painting, sticking and mark making.

Alongside this we will also be celebrating bonfire night and Christmas, Diwali and Thanksgiving.

There will also be an opportunity for you to meet with your key worker this half term. Each key worker is allocated a week, so look out for your invite.


For older activities, please see our archive pages here, here, here and here.

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