An ethnographic study of how children in the reception cohort of a sub urban London school use fantasy violence in their play.
This ethnography aims to identify how the children in this reception cohort use fantasy violence to support their learning; it also aims to identify the barriers that prevent adults from engaging in the children’s autonomously created play, reducing the language of play through which they could develop their interaction with the children.
The study focused on these two questions:
How do the children in the reception cohort of a sub urban London school use fantasy violence in their play?
What are the barriers that stop the adult practitioners working in this early year’s team from engaging with the children in their autonomously selected play choices?
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