A holistic way of learning that reflects the real world, whereby different learning areas are connected together and integrated within a theme. Learning is more natural and interactive as children are able to have fun, more actively involved and develop learning skills more quickly as each one is connected to and reinforced by the other.
The thematic units that we have carefully selected revolves around the natural wonder of children and interests about the world around them. A theme is often introduced by provoking the interests of the children by posing questions to them to wonder and spark their curiosity. The theme could also be an outcome from observation of what the children are interested in and the exploration process begins to learn more in-depth on the subject of interests.
An example of activities in a week for an ‘Under the Sea’ theme:
EXAMPLES OF OTHER THEMES:
Five senses . My Favourite Food . Pet Animals . Under the Sea . Things that Go . Community Helpers . Sports . In the Garden . Planet Earth . Space . Friendship . Feelings . Staying Healthy . Safety . At the Farm . Grocery Store . Bakery . Camping . My home & family . Music . Pirates & Treasures . Around the World . All About Me . Bugs & Butterflies . Rainforests . Recycling . Dinosaurs . Weather & Seasons . Continents (Multi-cultural) . Zoo animals . In the Pond . Animal Habitats / Ecosystems