Sunday, 20 August 2017

Play based learning

Play based learning - every Friday during 
the middle block.  

Play is an essential part of a child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development.  Play is a vital part of every child’s development.  It allows them to test ideas, work through uncertainties, explore social interactions  and make sense of the world around them.  Play has no predetermined outcome or time limit.  It is not about an end product but about a process.  It’s the exploration of ideas that is crucial.  Play is children’s work.  Today during this time Alana and Ryan used the magnetic letters to write their own names.

Several children used the paint to mix and create new colours.  They were experimenting what colours the 3 primary colours make when mixed with others.

Ashlee choose to make a card for her brother, Francesca and Cathy drew dinosaur pictures.

Lego creations were a big hit. The communication between these children was wonderful to listen to as they described their creations and explained what it did, or how it moved.

Chalk drawing outside in the sunshine with Savannah and Taila.

 A game of cards between Peyton and Kaya.  They negotiated the rules between themselves and supported one another to find pairs.

Noah loves to have physical space where he can run around.  Today he choose to use the hockey stick and ball and play hits with a room 10 boy.

Brooklyn used the chalk to colour his scooter wheel, then he spun it around really 
fast and enjoyed seeing his creation come to life.


  1. I completely agree!! Looks like a great time was had by all and look at all that fabulous learning. Way to go St.Mary's!!!

  2. Looks like great fun. Alana loved telling us about her day and exploring with mixing colours in her baking.


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