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PSHE in EYFS – Sensory Play

Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. At Pakeman, we cover a wide range of topics within this area of the curriculum and during lockdown the children have done some fantastic work.

Our EYFS children were delighted to take  part in a sensory play session exploring mark making and pattern. First they covered the bottom of a baking tray with flour, and then explored the marks made by different objects (eg. fork, small stick, paintbrush, sponge, scrunched up paper, leaf).  Sensory play is wonderful for supporting children’s cognitive growth, language development, problem-solving skills, motor skills, and social interaction. The reason it is so beneficial is that it creates a space for children to be fully focused and immersed in their play experience, which can often have a calming effect and promote well being.