At Rachel Keeling we recognise the importance of children having first hand, meaningful experiences.
Over the past few weeks we have been introducing our new children to using our tools at the woodwork bench. They have been exploring screwdrivers, screws, hammers, nails, the hand drill, vice, saw and a range of wood and other recyclable materials.
Staff work closely with small groups to introduce the tools, their names, how to use them safely and what they are used for.
Children are supported to use them safely, wearing protective goggles and being mindful of their fingers!
Children demonstrate great perseverance and joy when they accomplish a new skill.
At the moment many children are exploring the tools.
As we move through the year, most children will become independent in this area and be able to plan, design, make and adapt their models.