We love a good day out in DUCKS Early Years. Field trips mean learning in a different context. They mean being together with great families, and learning more about each other. They also means that the learning is a great big adventure!
Our recent Early Years trip to the zoo was an enormous adventure, and we met some fantastic new animals along the way. A trip to the zoo allows children to expand their knowledge and understanding of the world, and provides a rich environment to develop a whole range of new vocabulary. Real life learning experiences increase children’s engagement, and motivate and inspire them to find out more – they provoke curiosity and wonder!
We’ve certainly been reaping the benefits of this fantastic opportunity all around the school. In all of our DUCKS classrooms I have watched children re-enact their zoo trip in our role-play areas. I have observed groups "playing zoos" with the small world, and rehearsing the language that they acquired on their day out. Beautiful art works; the product of rich observation, have been popping up in corridors, and on display boards. The children will remember this experience for a long time, and I hope you will too!
Thank you to all of the parents who made this trip possible with their kind support. We look forward to our next memorable, real life learning experience next term.