Each term we base some of our activities on a theme/topic. The themes are arranged to prevent repetition for the children.
At the end of a term the children are asked what things they like - which toys, games, television programmes, books etc. From this information a theme is chosen. The children then help us to create a mind map which has the words/phrases the children have thought of relating to the theme.
These words/ideas are used to write a Medium term plan. The plan lists activities for each of the seven Areas of Learning. The Medium term plan usually lasts for a term. Not all of the activities/experiences will be used because the children may lead us in a different direction.
If you would like to know more about our planning, please call in and ask us, or take a look at our planning notice board by the breakfast bar in playgroup.