King Edward Primary School and Nursery Excitement + Determination = Success

Playing and exploring

Children will be learning to: 


  • Realise that their actions have an effect on the world, so they want to keep repeating them.
  • Plan and think ahead about how they will explore or play with objects.
  • Guide their own thinking and actions by referring to visual aids or by talking to themselves while playing. For example, a child doing a jigsaw might whisper under their breath: “Where does that one go? – I need to find the big horse next.”
  • Make independent choices.
  • Bring their own interests and fascinations into early years settings. This helps them to develop their learning.
  • Respond to new experiences that you bring to their attention.