This small world area is inspired by our English focus on Journey stories. We follow the talk for writing approach and our focus text was Mr Gumpy’s Outing. The small world area played a big part in supporting the innovation process. Giving the children time to explore their imaginations meant that their ideas for changing the story were much more creative!

What’s in it:

. A tuff spot

. Fake grass

. Small wooden construction blocks

. Glass beads and small mirrors (the children used these to create all forms of water from puddles to rivers!)

. A selection of animals

. Small world people

. Transport puppets – these were the children’s contribution to the area! I printed some dot to dot pictures of transport from Twinkl. The children completed and coloured them, then laminated them with my support!

Taking this approach to the small world area presents the children with an abundance of opportunities! They couldn’t help but create and recreate new stories everyday!