These pictures show some examples of children directing their own learning through continuous provision. After learning about Florence Nightingale a group of children recreated a hospital ward in the outside area, whilst others where busy making medicine in the mud kitchen and another group of children created a model of a hospital using the resources from the block and small world area. Writing is promoted in all areas, for example after creating the model hospital some children wrote a set of instructions about how to do this others labelled a photograph of their model to clearly show the different parts. This means that children’s writing is purposeful. When using the art area children plan what they are going to make and after it is completed they evaluate the end product.
Children will often practise maths concepts they have been taught and they will often use the outside area to make up games that encourage counting, taking turns and teamwork.