Noticing and Sharing with Downton Preschool
I spent some time walking with children, staff and parents from Downton Community Preschool, exploring the local area and inviting the children to show us what they had noticed.
We looked at the colours and shapes of leaves, at the creatures tucked away inside hollow Cow Parsley stems, and discussed who lived in the houses that we passed.
Back at the preschool I created two areas with the staff, one laid with long rolls of paper to echo the track that we had followed, with various natural objects and mark-making resources, the other with tables, chairs, clay on boards, and all the finds that the children had selected to bring back.
My camera seems to be slowly dying at the moment so I don’t have as many photos as usual, but it was a lovely session and a privilege to share in the children’s creative investigations of their home patch, their bodies and imaginations.