Finny is always setting up small world trays for Cian (just turned 4) to enjoy. This time Cian was very proud to set up a small word scene for his big brother, based on our trip to The Deep yesterday.


  • Sea creatures
  • Coloured circus scarves
  • Magnetic letters


“This sea horse is called Seaweed and Finny sets me up an animal tray for me to play with and I set up a sea animals tray for he to play and it’s about The Deep…”

“Seaweed’s got a hurty tail and he got bitten by a shark…”

Luckily, the new bandage meant that Seaweed was back to swimming in no time.

DfES Early Learning Goals (2017)

Communication and language

ELG 03 – Speaking:

Children express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. They use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future. They develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.

Personal, social and emotional development

ELG 08 – Making relationships:

Children play co-operatively, taking turns with others. They take account of one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity. They show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings, and form positive relationships with adults and other children.

Expressive arts and design

ELG 17 – Being imaginative:

Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role-play and stories.