This week has been a week of discoveries: we have had our new border collie puppy friend, Bessie visit, Dr Sai has come in to help us think about new and exciting ways we can deepen our scientific exploration at Rachel Keeling and children have been sharing their expertise around fossils and archaeology. As part of helping some new children to settle into nursery life we always listen to their interests and value them. One parent expressed their child loved archaeology. Provision was enhanced to include books, fossils, items of interest, sand and brushes with magnifiers. Children searched for fossils in the sand, carefully using the soft brushes and tools to remove the debris, others knew fossils were "like skeletons". Children have shared books and closely observed artefacts to find out more information, with many children sustaining for long periods in this exploratory play. We will plan for a visit to the Museum of London to look at their archaeological finds and also hope to hook up with a local mudlark, to explore and scavenge along the river.