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Early Learning Group visits ‘Big School’ - 11th September 2014

During Early Learning Group we went on a walk to the playground of Mater Dei School next door.

The children listened to “Wheels on the bus” big book first. We discussed Pedestrian safety rules during our lesson. Including Stop, Look, Listen and Think before crossing a road and always hold an adult’s hand. The children put these ideas into practice as we walked down to “Big School”.

Within the playground the children had an opportunity to meet a teacher and some students from the School. They climbed on the outdoor equipment negotiating turn taking and sharing the space. Some of the children shared their reaction to our spontaneous excursion.

Cooper said, “This is fun.” Ethan said, “If we listen, we get to go to big School again.” Logan said, “I like the big School.”

The Early Years Learning Framework Outcomes achieved;

Outcome 1.1: Children feel safe, secure and supported.

Outcome 2.1: Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation.

Outcome 4.3: Children transfer and adapt what they have learnt from one context to another.

Outcome 5.1: Children interact verbally and non-verbally for a range of purposes.