3D Work and Third Level Thinking

This book documents a focus on three-dimensional work carried out by the children at Reflections Nursery & Forest School in 2011. Using 3D materials children were supported to make the connection between thinking and action, thinking using their hands.

Originally intended as internal ...

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The Revolutionary Baby

Enter the world of two year old children as a year of ‘Storying’ begins. They are already telling stories of big scary monsters and powerful elemental forces. They are also telling stories of tiny babies who need rescuing. But one baby is about to arrive, no more than an inch long, wh...

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Light Everywhere

Between Autumn 2010 and March 2011 children investigated the properties of light in the pre-school Atelier. Their work involved creating sculptures in the dark with glowsticks; drawing with torches; mapping light as it travelled and investigating the colours of light. They discovered that light i...

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I Love Forest School

While the concept of children playing outdoors is nothing new, the rebalancing of our attitudes towards riskier play and enthusiasm for getting children outside into the fresh air is crucial to their development.

Throughout I Love Forest School, Martin shows the deep connection between pr...

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Sculpture Work

A collection of postcards featuring the sculpture work of children at Reflections Nursery & Forest School during the scholatic year 2013/2014.

During this project children explored a wide range of sculptural materials including terracotta, wire,plasticine, clay, soap, wax, wood, ...

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Crocodiles!

In the summer of 2010 children’s role-play conversations in the pre-school rooms tended to include a crocodile as the ultimate ‘baddie’. Our Atelierista (artist working with children) brought in a taxidermy crocodile skull for the children to investigate. Their experiences inclu...

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Storying

In September 2014 Reflections Nursery & Forest School began a focus on Storying as a language of expression across the whole nursery. The concept was to understand how young children use narrative and fantasy to explore the world around them. By listening more accurately to the children&rsquo...

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The Fire Monster

This story began when a two year old boy called Max looked into the stove outdoors and said, ‘There's a monster in the fire

Each year Reflections Nursery has a focus on a language of expression and during 2014/15 the focus was ‘Storying’ – the use of narrative by c...

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