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Kindergarten Blog: Springtime and growth

Posted on 04 Apr 2014 by School | Category: Kindergarten Blog

Suddenly the weather is smiling on us! The rain seems a very distant memory already. Our topic at the moment is ‘Springtime and Growth’. We have been exploring the grounds and woodland, and looking for signs of Spring. Apparently, one very definite sign of Spring is that it is forbidden to walk or run down any grassy slope - rolling is the ‘in thing’! Even for [...]

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Kindergarten Blog: Learning through exploration

Posted on 06 Mar 2014 by School | Category: Kindergarten Blog

Imagine being an explorer, following your interests, and discovering previously unimagined possibilities every day. This is how life should be in Kindergarten: exciting and fulfilling. Children’s learning is deeply embedded when they pursue their own lines of enquiry. Our job is to know in which direction those lines of enquiry lead, and to provide resources for exploration and experimentation which will facilitate further learning. And what fun [...]

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Kindergarten Leader, Loraine Pincott: ‘Life at Skippers Hill’

Posted on 22 Jan 2014 by School | Category: Kindergarten Blog

Kindergarten Leader, Loraine Pincott, has been an Early Years teacher for over 20 years and is still fascinated by the ways in which children learn and develop. She is delighted to be able to offer the Kindergarten children at Skippers a wide variety of learning opportunities, which are tailored to the individual children's needs and interests, and she is continuously inspired by the possibilities of the school's beautiful woodland [...]

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