Our Playgroup children spend most of their time engaged in play-based learning, both within the classroom and outdoor learning environments. Learning through senses is stressed throughout this stage of learning. Activities that encourage listening, touching and feeling; visual discrimination, tasting, and smelling are stressed throughout our playgroup curricular. Water/sand play is also stressed on from the very beginning. Children at this age are also introduced to swimming and basic I.T skills.
Our 3 ½-year-olds are have attained quite a number of basic skills and can work at these independently and it is at this stage of learning that adults are bombarded with lots of questions during their day to day interactions with children within this age-group. Independence is encouraged throughout this stage of learning whereby children are encouraged to use their own abilities in solving day to day problems.
Activities at this level of education are developed to ensure that they are self- directed with a reasonable amount of challenge to enable children to experience success so as to boost their confidence in trying out new skills.