At My First Skool, we empower our children to learn through a pedagogical approach called PETAL© – Playing, Exploring, Thinking, and Applying Learning. This approach provides facilitated play experiences that aid your child's learning and development.
Learning occurs through hands-on games and activities during lessons and at our Learning Corners.
E.g. As part of the Kindergarten 2 (K2) plan, children play with ramps and wheels to learn about the properties of wheels.
Opportunities for self-exploration allow children to make discoveries and connections.
E.g. When the children roll wheels of different shapes down the ramp, they will discover that some wheels roll further due to their shapes.
Children are challenged to come up with a solution to a problem.
E.g. After discovering how the shape of wheels affects speed and distance, the children will be tasked to build cars with different wheel shapes so as to experience how this affects the speed of each car.
Children can apply newly acquired information in new learning situations.
E.g. Having acquired some understanding of speed and inclination, the children can now predict which car will move the fastest.
The activities planned at My First Skool cover six learning areas which provide holistic development: