This week, The Tweenies walked up to Costa Coffee as a part of promoting Cultural Capital. Cultural Capital is about preparing children with the knowledge and skills for what comes next, by providing them with experiences that they might not usually get to have. This is so important in Early Years because what children learn in those vital first years of life will stay with them forever.
When we went up to Costa Coffee, we sat down around a table and sang a variety of songs and we had different conversations about where we were and the children were babbling to each other. They all had baby chino and really enjoyed holding the baby costa cups and drinking there milk. The children were really excited as it was their first time at Costa Coffee with nursery.
Characteristics of Effective Learning:
Playing and Exploring: The children were finding out and exploring their environment as it was a different environment and they were willing to have a go by holding the costa cups and trying their baby chinos.
Active Learning: All the children had a go in holding the cup and enjoyed sitting at Costa Coffee with their friends and enjoyed their baby chinos.
Creating and Thinking Critically: The children chose their own ways in holding the cups and waited patiently for their baby chinos to arrive. Also visiting Costa Coffee links to the children’s home as they have milk at home and may visit Costa with their parents.
Early Years Foundation Stage:
Physical: We walked up to Costa Coffee and back
Understanding the World: We went to a different environment and visited our local community, and pointed out at different shops example: barbers, sandwich shops, flower shops, coffee shops. We also pointed at different vehicles and animals.
Personal Social and Emotional Development: The children expressed their emotions and sat alongside their friends and teachers around a table and enjoyed their baby chinos.
Communication and Language: We spoke about what we are drinking, the taste, the colour and encouraged the children to hold there cups.
Maths: We counted how many children went to Costa Coffee and how many cups we have on the table. We were also counting the cars that were going pass us and the colours of the buses.