8:45am – 9.45am : Free flow
The purpose of free flow activities is to support and encourage children to make their own choices and to be independent learners. Children learn best when they are given autonomy to make choices. Even if this means choosing the same activity over and over again, it is then the role of the practitioner to observe, assess and extend the range of resources and experiences they give to each child in relation to the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Practitioners will respond to each child’s emerging needs and interests, guiding their development through warm, positive interaction. In planning and guiding children’s activities, practitioners will reflect on the different ways that children learn and reflect these in their practice. Three characteristics of effective teaching and learning are: