Worcestershire County Council Early Years advisor, Sheila Sage, explores the planning and setting up of a role-play area at Stanley Road Primary School.

Sheila and colleague, Sue Durant, watch the work of practitioners and follow the development of two linked role-play areas; an outdoor garage scene and a forecourt shop inside the classroom, which are inspired by the children's own ideas and natural play.

The practitioners link this role-play with the theme of travel and journeys that is already being covered by the pupils within the Foundation Stage Unit.


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Created: Mar 15, 2010

Updated: Oct 20, 2012

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  • 5
    user avataryawarabbas9 months agoreport

    It sounds very attractive for the kids, however what will you recommend for the students of ages 12 to 15?

  • 5

    Really excellent ideas. Very helpful

  • 5Recommended

    Thank you for publishing your resource. It has been selected to be featured in a post on the TES Resources blog.

  • 5

    Perfect examples of encouraging role in the setting. I use this example with my Level 3 students. Thank you.

  • 5

    Thank you for sharing this. It clearly advises how to start with the children, and let their ideas progress. It nurtures teachers with step by step ideas on how to get the best out of the role play set up. It would be nice to see links forward about being able to progress the children's language and learning once in the role play.