The children in nursery have taken a great interest in paper aeroplanes. We put a hoop on the wall and the children practiced aiming and throwing their aeroplanes through the hoop. They changed strategy and perfected their technique each time. We then tested out aeroplanes made of paper or card and decided that card was the best material to make them out from. Some of the children then wrote and read messages that were sent on the planes, using their blending and segmenting skills. The children have had great fun developing their gross motor skills and using skills of prediction and reasoning.