Introducing our Woodworking area.
When we initially informed parents that we intended to have a ‘woodwork’ area, for the children to access, several parents understandably raised some concerns.
However, I want to allay those concerns by reassuring you that:
- The area will ALWAYS be supervised.
- The children MUST follow the rules and safety measures put in place, otherwise they will not be allowed to use it.
- There has been a wealth of research and analysis into the benefits and learning that the children gain, by engaging in this area of play, and below I have listed just a few of the aims and Characteristics of Effective Learning your child will acquire, by being involved in this ongoing project.
- Engaging in open-ended activity.
- Showing a ‘can do’ attitude.
- Taking a risk, engaging in new experiences, and learning by trial and error.
- Maintaining focus on their activity for a period of time.
- Paying attention to details.
- Persisting with activity when challenges occur.
- Showing a belief that more effort or a different approach will pay off.
- Showing satisfaction in meeting their own goals.
- Being proud of how they accomplished something- not just the end result.
- Finding ways to solve problems.
- Testing their ideas.
- Planning, making decisions about how to approach a task, solve a problem and reach a goal.
And finally, I hope the resulting photographs and future blogs will prove to you that your children are participating in learning that is both exciting and worthwhile!