Using Floorbook planning to involve children in their learning journey.
In nursery, at the start of topic the nursery staff do a mind map exercise where they establish prior knowledge and what the children are interested in learning or finding out or discussing in the topic.
As they move through the topic the children are very much involved in their learning journey through the use of floorbooks. Children and staff produce the books and include photos, pictures, drawings, comments and quotes, all the while generating discussion about the learning. The children’s views and responses are at the heart of what is contained in the floorbooks.
Here are a few sample pages from the 0-3 and the 3-5 room to give you a wee insight into some of the children’s experiences.
The children in the 0-3 are exploring the world around them through the topic of transport and vehicles. As you can see here they have been exploring the different types of vehicles in picture books and through play. The are building on their early counting and number recognition skills, and who doesn't love singing " Rothan Air a' bhus?" (Wheels on the bus)
The children were discussing the colours that can be seen on traffic lights, and then they created their own traffic light crackers for snack.
We have some very enterprising children in the 3-5 room this term. They are busy exploring buying and selling in our role-play shop, and the chat is flowing. They are learning to recognise different coins and notes and being exposed to numbers through this rich real life context.
Numbers and counting are also the focus of our singing and rhymes this term.
On our blog you can read about all the things we get up to in the nursery.