Education

This is a basic insight into your child’s development. The theory is that young children’s prime areas of learning need to develop first to enable their learning of specific areas. However, children will access all areas and we will be highlighting the effects certain tasks have on their development.

How to use this page:

1. Scan the QR code of the room you are in.

2. Enjoy reading a bit about what that room offers. This isn’t everything your child is learning in the room, just a few highlights.


Click on one of the buildings to learn more about that particular area:

AREA OF LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT
ASPECT
PRIME AREAS
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Making relationships
Self-confidence and self-awareness
Managing feelings and behaviour
Physical Development
Moving and handling
Health and self-care
Communication and Language
Listening and attention
Understanding
Speaking
SPECIFIC AREAS
Literacy
Reading
Writing
Mathematics
Numbers
Shape, space and measure
Understanding the World
People and communities
The world
Technology
Expressive Arts and Design
Exploring and using media and materials
Being imaginative

Cubs Café

PRIME/SPECIFIC:
Prime
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT
Communication and language
ASPECT:
Listening and attention
WHAT THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE:
Making orders with other children and adults
NEXT STEPS...
Join the conversation with your child, giving them examples of questions they might ask e.g. do you have any muffins left?
PRIME/SPECIFIC:
Prime
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
ASPECT:
Making relationships
WHAT THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE:
Learning to share space with children
NEXT STEPS...
Chat to your child about the people around them e.g. "if you step to the side that other child will have ore space to play"
PRIME/SPECIFIC:
Specific
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT:
Mathematics
ASPECT:
Numbers
WHAT THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE:
Working out costs of food and drink.
NEXT STEPS...
Comment on adding up your biscuits e.g. I have 3 biscuits/I have 2 biscuits in this hand and one in the other so I have three…"

Bishop’s Construction

PRIME/SPECIFIC:
Prime
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT
Physical Development
ASPECT:
Moving and handling
WHAT THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE:
Balancing bricks on top of each other to build a wall/tower
NEXT STEPS...
Suggest building a wall in the same formation as the wall on the outside of the construction area
PRIME/SPECIFIC:
Prime
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT:
Personal, social and emotional development
ASPECT:
Making relationships
WHAT THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE:
Two, or more, children working together/taking it in turns to build a wall together
NEXT STEPS...
Suggest using other tools/materials to use to encourage further collaborations between the children.
PRIME/SPECIFIC:
Prime
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT:
Personal, social and emotional development
ASPECT:
Self confidence and self awareness
WHAT THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE:
Children chat to each other about what they are doing/their ideas
NEXT STEPS...
Chat to children about what interesting decisions they are making e.g. "I like how you decided to put that brick there, could you make a wall with something else?"
PRIME/SPECIFIC:
Specific
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT:
Mathematics
ASPECT:
Shape, space and measure
WHAT THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE:
Uses positional language e.g. I'm putting this brick on top of that one…
NEXT STEPS...
Use words like "long / longer / tall / tallest /wider / higher etc

South West End

PRIME/SPECIFIC:
Prime
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT
Personal, social and emotional development
ASPECT:
Self confidence and self awareness
WHAT THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE:
Standing on a stage performing
NEXT STEPS...
Encourage children to invite other children/you onto the stage.
PRIME/SPECIFIC:
Prime
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT:
Communication and language
ASPECT:
Speaking
WHAT THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE:
Children use language to pretend and imagine, "I'm a firefighter"
NEXT STEPS...
Help your child to expand on what they say e.g. "You're a firefighter putting out a fire, are you? Can you spray the hot fire with the heavy water hose?"
PRIME/SPECIFIC:
Specific
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT:
Expressive arts and design
ASPECT:
Being imaginitive
WHAT THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE:
Acting out a 'show' on the stage
NEXT STEPS...
Support their 'show' by suggesting dressing up clothes/props e.g. "Wearing this cape might help your character look more magical!"

Police station

PRIME/SPECIFIC:
Specific
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT
Understanding the world
ASPECT:
People and communities
WHAT THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE:
Children showing an interest in being a police officer by role playing
NEXT STEPS...
Share positive stories/experiences with children about how police officers keep your community safe
PRIME/SPECIFIC:
Prime
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT:
Communication and language
ASPECT:
Understanding
WHAT THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE:
Children following instructions within play e.g. "Shut the jail door now!"
NEXT STEPS...
Shut the door yourself while repeating the instruction and provide props to encourage further understanding e.g. "I'm going to shut the door and then lock it with my key…"
PRIME/SPECIFIC:
Specific
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT:
Physical development
ASPECT:
Moving and handling
WHAT THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE:
Crawls through the tunnel to escape the jail
NEXT STEPS...
Encourage children to crawl through the tunnel more quickly

Post Office and Bank

PRIME/SPECIFIC:
Specific
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT
Physical development
ASPECT:
Moving and handling
WHAT THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE:
Moving parcels from large bag to sorting area
NEXT STEPS...
Encourage children to collaborate by passing parcels to each other to get them to the sorting area more quickly
PRIME/SPECIFIC:
Specific
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT:
Understanding the world
ASPECT:
People and communities
WHAT THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE:
Children may pretend to go to the cash point, imitating every day actions their adults may carry out.
NEXT STEPS...
Join in with their play, explaining why you are doing certain things e.g. I'm going to get some money out of my bank account so I can pay for some food in the shop"
PRIME/SPECIFIC:
Specific
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT:
Mathematics
ASPECT:
Numbers
WHAT THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE:
Counting money
NEXT STEPS...
Count out the money you are holding and explain how much you need e.g. "I have 1,2,3,4,5 coins. That's great because I would like to buy 5 cakes!"

Bear Farm Shop

PRIME/SPECIFIC:
Prime
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT
Communication and language
ASPECT:
Understanding
WHAT THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE:
Children behind the till may say, "what are you buying today?" and another child responds by either showing what they want to buy, or by saying "I want to buy this…"
NEXT STEPS...
Encourage children to collaborate by passing parcels to each other to get them to the sorting area more quickly
PRIME/SPECIFIC:
Prime
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT:
Physical development
ASPECT:
Moving and handling
WHAT THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE:
Using one hand to turn the handle to make the conveyor belt work
NEXT STEPS...
Ask children to vary the speed at which they turn the handle.
PRIME/SPECIFIC:
Specific
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT:
Literacy
ASPECT:
Reading
WHAT THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE:
Children may notice writing on a product and say, "Look, that says bread"
NEXT STEPS...
Point out all the different words/sounds in the writing/print that is around the shop e.g. "look, that says bread…b,b,b bread (with your finger pointing to the letter 'b')"

Strawberry Cottage

PRIME/SPECIFIC:
Specific
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT
Understanding the world
ASPECT:
The world
WHAT THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE:
Children using the props in the house to mimic what happen in their homes.
NEXT STEPS...
Suggest that other people might do things differently in other homes "e.g. you use the dishwasher but I like to use the sink to wash my dishes!"
PRIME/SPECIFIC:
Specific
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT
Physical development
ASPECT:
Health and self care
WHAT THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE:
Hoover and clean house
NEXT STEPS...
Talk to children about why it's important to tidy and clean…"Let's clean the house because it’s important to stay hygienic and healthy
PRIME/SPECIFIC:
Specific
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT:
Expressive arts and desgin
ASPECT:
Being imaginative
WHAT THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE:
Children use the props in the house support their role play e.g. picking up the Hoover and pretending to hoove the carpet
NEXT STEPS...
Join in with their role play, offering suggestions to extend theit play e.g. "while you Hoover, I'm going to use this cloth to wipe the table. Do you have any polish?"

Devon Vets

PRIME/SPECIFIC:
Prime
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT
Personal Social and Emotional
ASPECT:
Making Relationships
WHAT THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE:
Washing, feeding, stroking the animals; showing care and concern.
NEXT STEPS...
Talk about how we can take care of the animals and make them feel better e.g. "this cat is feeling sad because her tummy hurts but she's come to the vet so we can give her some medicine and cuddles to make her feel better."
PRIME/SPECIFIC:
Prime
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT:
Communication and language
ASPECT:
Listening and Attention
WHAT THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE:
Children listen to the stories of why the animals have been brought into the vetse
NEXT STEPS...
Ask the children to tell you (recall) the stories of why the animals are there and what's wrong with them.
PRIME/SPECIFIC:
Specific
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT:
Understanding the world
ASPECT:
Technology
WHAT THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE:
Children answering the phone to clients calling up to talk about their animals
NEXT STEPS...
Suggest using different tools/props to book appointments e.g. "Shall we put the appointment in the computer/laptop"

Fire Station

PRIME/SPECIFIC:
Specific
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT
Physical Development
ASPECT:
Moving and Handling
WHAT THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE:
Children will show care when moving around the fire station, watching out for others so they don’t bump into them.
NEXT STEPS...
Encourage children to look where they are going and talk to them as they do it, "There's someone over there, make sure you go around them so you all stay safe" etc…
PRIME/SPECIFIC:
Specific
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT:
Personal Social Emotional
ASPECT:
Making Relationships
WHAT THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE:
A group of children will play with each other, acting out a story e.g. they are going to go and out out a fire in the mechanics…
NEXT STEPS...
Support children to listen to other children's ideas when they might initially just want to stick to their idea e.g. "Ooh, that other child has had a good idea, you could take them as another fire fighter to help you put the fire out"
PRIME/SPECIFIC:
Specific
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT:
SMathematics
ASPECT:
Shape Space and Measure
WHAT THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE:
Children using the map to show where the fire is…using positional language "up, dow, across"
NEXT STEPS...
Talk about how the children can find their was using the map, "This is where we are, so we need to go right out of the fire station and then stop at the --- shop next to the ---"

Maggie’s Motors

PRIME/SPECIFIC:
Prime
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT
Physical Development
ASPECT:
Moving and Handling
WHAT THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE:
Children using 'tools' one handed to fix the engine
NEXT STEPS...
Chat to children about why it's important to be safe when handling tools.
PRIME/SPECIFIC:
Specific
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT:
Mathematics
ASPECT:
Shape, space and measure
WHAT THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE:
Taking the car engine apart
NEXT STEPS...
Encourage children to put the engine back together, talking about the size and shape of the pieces they are using
PRIME/SPECIFIC:
Specific
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT:
Understanding the world
ASPECT:
Technology
WHAT THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE:
Children press the button/pull the lever to make the car ramp move
NEXT STEPS...
Give children instructions like stop/go etc for more controlled use of the car ramp

Poni & Pie

PRIME/SPECIFIC:
Prime
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT
Personal, social and emotional development
ASPECT:
Making relationships
WHAT THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE:
Children washing another person's hair
NEXT STEPS...
Encourage children to initiate play with other children e.g. "I'm going to ask that child if I can borrow the hairbrush…"
PRIME/SPECIFIC:
Prime
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT:
Communication and Language
ASPECT:
Listening and Attention
WHAT THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE:
Children can 'wash' someone's hair and chat with them too
NEXT STEPS...
Ask questions while your hair is being 'washed' and support the two-way conversation
PRIME/SPECIFIC:
Specific
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT:
Expressive arts and design
ASPECT:
Exploring and using Media and Materials
WHAT THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE:
Children select certain tools to give them a 'treatment' e.g. hairbrush for hair/nail file for nails
NEXT STEPS...
Encourage thinking about other ways of doing things e.g "instead of using that brush you could use this one bacuse it will brush better through the hair"