Topic Planning - before launching into a topic we like to sit around our floor book and find out what the kids know about the topic and other ideas they have and things they might like to do in class. We are still at the ealry stages of tis as they are only 3 years, but its amazing how much we can take from the kids. On the other page we document what we have done, the kids stick in the pictures and we talk about what they did, I scribe for them.
2. Each activity has a talk button which the children press to find out what the challenge is. The idea is that the children can then complete this challenge independently, with each activity being specifically chosen to target an area of learning that we are currently focussing on. We find that the children need reminding to find their own challenge each day, but are then happy to sit alone and concentrate on the activity once they are there, and feel a great sense of pride on completion!