We were outside for the middle block on Friday to take part in Outdoor Play Day. What a fantastic time. The children were so engaged!
I supplied magnifying glasses and clipboards in case anyone might find them useful. We set up the premise that it was a time to be totally self-directed; an opportunity to adventure, explore, play. The only rule was to stay in sight of a grown up. Thanks heaps to the mums who joined us as it meant we could spread further through the school grounds.
Play-based learning is often praised for enabling children to develop and use their Key Competencies. I felt so proud of our Room 3 and 4 children as I could see and hear them doing exactly that. Click here to read more about the Key Competencies.
We've been learning about fractions!
Watch the slideshow below to see how we put our knowledge of halves and quarters into practice to cut, spread jam or butter, and eat our pikelets.
* Pause on Slide 3 to watch video