Selling Church of England Primary School
Child initiated play
The EYFS curriculum places great emphasis on the impact of play and how this supports a child’s learning and development. We have a child initiated sessions throughout the day for children to develop their knowledge and understanding of the world, communication and language, speaking and listening, building and developing relationships, expressive arts and imagination. This time consolidates a child’s understanding and allows them to put their skills into practice and develop them independently. Having the freedom to follow their own interests will develop critical thinking, decision making, narrative and extend relationships as children play together.