At Rachel Keeling Nursery School we value and we focus on the process of learning.
Children take part in lots of wonderful, first hand experiences which develop skills.
There is very little focus on end products. It is all about exploration, talk, revisiting, thinking and hopefully, mastering.
Transient Art is an area we support the children with exploring.
Children will use a range of beautiful materials: touching, closely observing, arranging and placing.
Children will sometimes work for long periods alone, in pairs or small groups creating patterns and arrangements. These get photographed, enjoyed and then packed away again.
We have not lost any of our treasured glass beads or feathers as we talk to the children and support them to enjoy the process and see the value in it.
It is a sustainable way to work and some wonderful conversations have been enjoyed around the table.