Ioan’s chocolate factory. He has talked about making one since he played with the Easter Tray.


  • Grimm’s semi circles
  • Grimm’s large stepped pyramid
  • Grimm’s rainbow building boards
  • Grimm’s rainbows
  • Wooden vehicles
  • Grapat loose parts


Ioan spent hours building this and playing with it independently.

He talked me through the workings of his chocolate factory.

The chocolate was lifted up by the forklift truck (bulldozer) and loaded on to the waiting train.

My favourite part was that when all of the chocolate had been delivered, he turned it in to a garage, so the mechanics could check the vehicles before the factory opened again the following day.

DfES Early Learning Goals (2017)

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.