The toddlers helped to tidy the garden after some very windy weather last week. They were interested in how the wind pulls down branches, so we decided to explore the wind further and find out all about tornadoes and storms. The children kept pointing saying “uh oh”, “tree fell down”!
EYFS links (22-36 months)
Understanding: Identifies action words by pointing to the right picture, e.g., “Who’s jumping?” / Understands more complex sentences, e.g. ‘Put your toys away and then we’ll read a book.’ / Understands ‘who’, ‘what’, ‘where’ in simple questions (e.g. Who’s that/can? What’s that? Where is.?) / Developing understanding of simple concepts (e.g. big/little).
Speaking: Uses language as a powerful means of widening contacts, sharing feelings, experiences and thoughts / Uses a variety of questions
Moving and handling: Squats with steadiness to rest or play with object on the ground, and rises to feet without using hands.
Shape, space and measure: Begins to use the language of size.