STAGE 3: 3-4 YEARS
DISCUSSION AND DISCOVERY
In Stage 3 we see our children as competent researchers that contribute to their own learning. The skills learnt in previous stages are used to explore their provocations through discussion and discovery.
As with all areas of our school, nurturing of the individual remains our primary focus in our Stage 3 classroom. Happy children, who feel secure and cared for, are able to explore and enjoy their learning experiences in a calm, uncluttered environment which encourages deeper engagement with the provocations.
As your child grows, he or she is able to take part in longer project based learning and the provocations followed are rich and varied following the interests of the children. The development of language is key in this age group and many areas will encourage communication between peers. Role play and small world play becomes increasingly important as children build vocabulary and begin to replicate that which they see in the world.