A Typical School Day
Each learner not only learns differently; but also at his or her own pace. To accommodate this, children receive individual learning exercises. Together with their teacher, they set their own learning milestones. This means we do not conduct any standardised testing in our classes. The key benefit of this approach is that there is no need for drill, since children work concepts out for themselves.
We help children shape the curriculum by letting them share their interests by utilising these in approaching specific core subjects, such as writing, reading and maths. One tool we use for this is journalling, where children write down or draw observations, fascinations or questions at home, which we then discuss in the classroom.
Focusing on play
We focus on play by offering school exercises in a way that triggers each child’s imagination. One way we do this is by introducing themes for the week. So if the theme is ancient Egypt for example, we practice maths by calculating the volume of pyramids, learn about history through storytelling and practice our writing skills through writing an essay about an historical figure of ancient Egypt.
Creating physical well-being
Mind and body work together, and we integrate physical activities in our school day to enhance the children’s physical well-being. Activities range from making compost for