CHILDREN attending King’s Ely Acremont and Nursery’s Easter Holiday Club have been getting their hands dirty in the school vegetable patch.

The pupils have been enjoying lots of time in the spacious garden in between the rain showers, not only playing on all of the outdoor equipment but also weeding the vegetable patch and planting new seeds.

Other fun-filled activities have so far included picnics in the garden, making ice lollies, arts and crafts, and mini experiments such as filling blown eggs with paint and throwing them at paper on the fence outside to see what patterns they make when they exploded!

Children have a natural desire to explore, communicate, create and learn. At King’s Ely Acremont and Nursery, we provide ample opportunities for them to practise and develop these skills, both inside the classroom and in our beautiful garden.

Play activities are carefully planned to develop creativity and problem-solving skills, build knowledge and self-confidence, and encourage co-operation, innovation and risk-taking.

The teachers follow the lead of the child, listening, observing, and questioning when appropriate, to extend the play experience and enhance learning. Above all, play is joyful and fun; a captivating adventure of discovery.

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