• Circle collage was set up on the table with square pieces of paper for the tamariki to create ‘circles in squares’. The tamariki used many different compositions with the circles.
  • Zoe role played being a teacher. She used the mat time resources to tell stories and sing songs to her peers and baby dolls.


  • The tamariki explore another way to create circle visual art. They each had their own ideas of positions for the collage circle pieces. Collage can be used to support learning across all strands of Te Whāriki. In particular, collage supports the Communication strand, as children discover and develop different ways to be creative and expressive. It also supports the Exploration strand, where children gain confidence in and control of their own bodies, including active exploration with all the senses and the use of tools, materials and equipment to extend skills.
  • Zoe role play leadership roles. She uses the at time resources in her own way make songs and stories to tell to the tamariki. Contribution/Mana tangata: Children become increasingly capable of recognising and appreciating their own ability to learn/ te rangatiratanga.


  • We will set up the circle collage again this week.
  • We will offer Zoe more opportunities to lead play. We will provide the tamariki with their own mat time resources.