The 'Sandcastle Play Area' Poster
This poster can be used to help staff plan the language they wish to target in specific play areas within their classroom.
Often we wish to provide a language enriching environment , but often repeat the same language and don’t vary the words we use.
This Sandcastle helps us to choose words and concepts to focus on and provides a visual prompt to the adults interacting with children in the play area.
1: The CORE vocabulary we want children to learn at the play area.
2: The DESCRIPTIVE words we want to stress to the children, through experience.
3: The CONCEPTS we want to teach at this play area.
4:How we might help the children re-tell events or predict at this play area.
5: Help children with VERBAL REASONING- considering the questions 'how' and 'why', at this play area.
Each level on the sandcastle has two boxes, to facilitate differentiation of each goal.