In previous clay sessions at Brearley and Teviot Nursery, Jon had observed that a lot of the children enjoyed sticking multiple clay tools into lumps of clay. These wonderful creations became hedgehogs, cakes, forests and in one instance, the sun. In an attempt to further explore the activity and extend the children’s learning, Jon offered a range of larger sticks and small branches for the children to enjoy with the clay.

The nursery pride themselves with providing outside play whatever the weather, so although rain was imminent, Jon set up a stall in the great outdoors. The children created some wonderful sculptures, “a big big power”, ” exercise” (dumbbells) and a “microphone”.
Then the rain came down and turned the working surface into a muddy swamp. After a while rain did indeed stop play and everybody retreated inside.