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Building a path – ELGs

A group of children have decided to build a path with some logs and planks in the school outdoor area. They have to communicate their ideas and work together to make it work.

Good for looking at

  • COEL - Play and exploring, Active learning, creating and thinking critically
  • Co-operative play
  • Object play
  • Communication
  • Effective practice
  • Maths
  • Understanding the world
  • Science and technology
  • Learning outdoors

This clip involves several children working together to create a path in the school garden.


  • the importance of the outside environment in developing the Educational Programmes and Characteristics of Effective Learning


Refer back to the ELGs for Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • How does the environment support the children to demonstrate their skills?
  • What part does the adult play?
  • Which other Early Learning Goals are being demonstrated here?