Lisa Macleod’s Play Project

Using A Virtual Classroom to put play at the heart of family learning. Family Feedback “Thank you so much for the effort and time you have put in, it has all been incredible”. “My child felt like she was able to stay connected with her teacher during lockdown and the feedback always made her smile”.Continue reading “Lisa Macleod’s Play Project”

Charlotte Bowes’ Play Project

Using Online Learning Journals to put play at the heart of family learning. Observation offers ‘insight into the interests, perceptions, understandings, feelings and capacities of individual children.’Davies, 1997 “A young child’s voice is interpreted by our observations of their actions, emotions and words. These observations are central to assessment and inform us what children need.“WhatContinue reading “Charlotte Bowes’ Play Project”

Lisa McLaughlin’s Play Project

Pre Covid, Using family reading to put play at the heart of family learning. Covid-19 Caveat Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we were not able to invite families into our setting to participate in parent/carer and child Coorie-in sessions. Our plan was to run a Digital Coorie-in for our families over Microsoft Teams. Our feedback fromContinue reading “Lisa McLaughlin’s Play Project”

Lyndsay Watson’s Play Project

Using Seesaw to put play at the heart of family learning. Covid-19 Caveat The second lockdown from January to mid February and a further period of online learning for my class has meant that my play project has been delayed at times. This however did give me a bit more time to think carefully about Continue reading “Lyndsay Watson’s Play Project”

Kathryn Collier’s Play Project

Using SWAY Newsletters to put play at the heart of family learning. Next Steps Continue with weekly Nursery newslettersContinue to gather family views regularly and discuss how to best do thisContinue to analyse data from Microsoft SwayContinue with Nursery and Home Monthly Links – gather ideas from pupils and families about thisStart In the SpotlightContinue reading “Kathryn Collier’s Play Project”

Anita Le Tissier’s Play Project

Using SWAY Newsletters to put play at the heart of family learning. Covid-19 Caveat In January 2021, our nursery experienced a short closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This meant that our children were learning and playing at home. The staff team had to focus on both providing play opportunities for children at home whilstContinue reading “Anita Le Tissier’s Play Project”

Holly Whitehead’s Play Project

Using an Learning Journals to put play at the heart of family learning. Covid-19 Caveat As you will all know, a lot has changed since my last blog post. We have started 2021 in a place where we didn’t think or believe we would be back to and find ourselves at home again. I’ve also beenContinue reading “Holly Whitehead’s Play Project”

Sarah Shakleton & Kirsten Rennie’s Play Project

Using a combination of online platforms to put play at the heart of family learning. Next Steps The project’s next steps are to: Carrying out parent, child and practitioner surveys to gather baseline information about confidence around play and digital skills.Compile the information gathered to understand what is important to our children, their families andContinue reading “Sarah Shakleton & Kirsten Rennie’s Play Project”

Karen Taggart’s Play Project

Using interactive setting tours to put play at the heart of family learning. There is a vital need to connect research, practice and policy to meet the play needs of children and young people, families and communities. David Whitebread Project Progress The first stage in the project is to photograph the different spaces in our P1Continue reading “Karen Taggart’s Play Project”

Rebecca Mutch’s Play Project

Using interactive learning diaries to put play at the heart of family learning. Pupil Voice It is important that children feel valued and listened to within the nursery setting. We therefore ask for their ideas, thoughts and opinions regularly. We asked the children how we should display their WOW moments- “Make it big!” “On theContinue reading “Rebecca Mutch’s Play Project”