Young children learn through life experiences, through their play and interactions with each other and the environment. They construct meaning and make sense of the world around them. In the Early Years at Kingsgate International School we see play as essential in supporting children’s learning and development. Play occurs in both indoor and outdoor environments and provides a context for them to feel comfortable and express themselves as well as a way to satisfy their natural curiosity. In play, children can learn in a variety of ways as they engage socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually with other children, adults and the environment. Play in a safe and secure environment allows children to try new things, take risks, solve problems and master learning situations. Teachers use these opportunities to reinforce social aspects such as caring for others, fairness, and personal responsibility.
All of our Early Years have a determined focus on: Communication and Language, Physical Development, Personal, Social & Emotional Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World, and Expressive Arts & Design.