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Kindergarten Blog: Everything is growing!

Posted on 20 Jun 2014 by School | Category: Kindergarten Blog

The school year passes by so quickly. We have been thinking about growth and change; so evident when we look back at photographs of the children last September. All were delighted to learn that, according to our growth chart on the door, they had sprouted considerably since then! One small chap mused: ‘Wow, I have growed three litres!’ We also have several visitors in the classroom. Six wiggly [...]

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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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