Early Years Implementation – Our Termly Big Questions
Whilst the Early Years Department incorporates our children’s interests in their learning, we also believe it important that we broaden children’s knowledge through carefully crafted Learning Episodes that build a foundation of learning to prepare the children for their Vehicles for Learning (topics) in Year One.
At Waterfield we do this by providing the children with a BIG QUESTION – that is explored and enhanced through our learning experiences together. This Big Question is underpinned by high quality literature, carefully mapped vocabulary advancement and key concepts/knowledge. This is all delivered by our Practitioners (or Learning Guides) through our carefully devised method of: ENGAGE, EXPLORE & ENHANCE. As we progress through the three academic terms the focus of the Big Question has been designed to build outwardly: taking the children from their own locality and development of self to a broader understanding of the Wider World and their awareness of others.
Termly Big Questions
Term 1: If you go down to the woods today would you believe your eyes?
Term 2: Look UP, Look DOWN – What is all around?
Term 3: What do we wonder about the BIG WIDE WORLD?