Monthly Archives: July 2011

Games

Not surprisingly, the children are very quick in describing the characteristics of games. Both age groups arrived at more or less the same list of requirements: games need rules, they need to be fair (take turns, team work not one … Continue reading

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Props

We have been introducing a box of props (flags, dusters, cape, ball of string and wellies were some of the objects) in our sessions. These sparked much excitement, though we noticed that the props did not relate to the exhibits … Continue reading

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Questions

We are encouraging questioning and have offered the children research booklets, which they are keen to fill with notes and drawings. The children have taken to this questioning instantly. They realise that their questions are running ahead of what we … Continue reading

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Beginning

We have begun the Children take the Lead research programme by inviting two classes of children and their teachers from Spinney School (in the east of Cambridge) on a number of trips to Kettle’s Yard. Most have never been before. … Continue reading

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