Jan：There are quite a few memorable moments from my previous role as Headteacher of a large nursery school. However, one that stands out has to be the last Ofsted [the UK’s school’s inspectorate] inspection. The inspector had read all our documents before arriving at the school and told me she was curious to see how the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and maths) curriculum worked in a nursery school. She had only come across it in secondary schools and a few primary schools. On the afternoon of the inspection, we walked around the school together to see what teaching and learning was happening. The inspector saw and heard children playing together in a role play game they had created. They had used large blocks to build a rocket. During their play the inspector heard the children talk about, “needing more thrust to break from the earth's gravity”; that they needed a special communication system that would use, “satellites to bounce the signals off”; that they would fly to, “a giant gas planet like Jupiter or Neptune, but they couldn’t land there as it was made of gas and liquid”; and that, “if we want to land we need to go to Mars because its made of rock”. It was so striking to see the inspector’s face when she listened to the children play, use scientific vocabulary not taught until primary school, and be told that we last did space 8 months beforehand. I explained that, when what you teach is high quality, it is remembered!