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Exploring Senses

Using a multisensory approach to learning, the Nursery children explored their senses, allowing them to observe and make sense of the world around them. The children utilised two senses (smell and taste) by smelling various fruits and vegetables and identified whether they were sweet or sour, and which scents they found comforting and which they did not. With their underlying knowledge of particular foods, the children went on to predict what was inside a cup using their sense of smell. They found that their past experiences shaped their development, providing them with an increased understanding of the foods before them. They then experimented with their sense of taste by creating their own sandwiches using their knowledge of what fruits and vegetables they believe combine well together. The children benefited from this active learning method as they reinforced their understanding of familiar smells and tastes, enabling them to learn through experience and positively transform the world around them.