Some of the children had been very interested in Pirates, fish and other beach themes so we decided to base our focus on the seaside. Staff collected resources on a trip to the beach and we made our own rock pool, we counted and sorted shells, explored heavy and light through weighing stones and sponges, used shapes to make boats, made boats from junk materials, sea creatures fron circle shapes and most exciting of all we explored real fish from the fish counter. We looked at mackerell, langustines, a red faced gurnard and a long legged octopus. Some children just wanted to look but others were happy to spend a long time touching and playing with the sea creatures. The role play area had resources from the Owl and the Pussy cat poem and we looked at treasure and money.