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Learning Through Play

Play based learning is a time of discovery and  allows teachers and students to co-create a positive learning environment where students direct and take responsibility for their own learning with the guidance of their teacher. Children develop many important skills through this process including key competencies and learner qualities including problem solving, using their imagination, building persistence and resilience, communication, negotiation, patience and turn taking.  As well as these, we discovered the development of lots of oral language, reading, writing, maths, science, technology, health and social sciences.  

At St Joseph's School, we wanted to make children's transition from early childhood education to school as smooth as possible. We saw Play Based Learning as a way to do this and have seen great results so far. We also know that reading and writing skills develop best for children who have good oral language and a broad and rich vocabulary. This time provides lots of opportunities for children to talk and build their vocabulary in a range of meaningful contexts. 

Children love this time at our school. If you want further information, please speak to our New Entrant teacher, Lisa Dickson.