The curriculum of St Giles 2018
Children learn best when they are enthused and interested. Opportunities for child initiated learning should be maximised at every opportunity. The characteristics of effective learning are a key element in the early year’s foundation stage in many schools. They detail the ways in which children should be learning from their environment, experiences and activities. At St Giles we believe that all children should all be displaying the characteristics of effective learning every day.
The three characteristics of effective teaching and learning are:
- playing and exploring – children investigate and experience things, and ‘have a go’;
- active learning – children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties, and enjoy achievements; and
- creating and thinking critically – children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things.