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UNITE. INTEGRATE. PROGRESS.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

FCCS values the rights of children to learn from intellectually engaged and certified early childhood educators. We practice inquiry-based learning and play as essential pieces of our daily pedagogical practices. We use an integration of learning outcomes and inquiry pathways to help each child learn and progress through their earliest learning years.

M

MUSIC

  • Develop movement through rhythm, melody harmony, form and mood

  • Develop expression through music, dance, and song

  • Play with a variety of instruments

  • Learn a variety of songs, rhymes and chants

D

DRAMATIC PLAY

  • Develop emotional expression

  • Increase verbal and non-verbal communication skills

  • Learn to reproduce the world around them and make sense of it.

P

PUZZLES

  • Lean shape recognition

  • Understand and find patterns

  • Develop fine motor skills

  • Create new pathways to problem solving

  • Learn about shapes, colours and numbers

W

WATER

  • Develop mathematical language and concepts such as:

    • Measuring

    • Volume

    • Weight

    • Floating

    • Sinking

    • Over flowing

    • Full

    • Empty

  • Explore and making sense of the physical and natural world

  • Develop problem solving

S

SAND

  • Develop of mathematical language and concepts such as:

    • weight

    • volume

    • empty

    • full

  • Promote of science exploration

  • Develop of fine and gross motor skills

  • Opportunities to develop and refine theories about the world

  • Encourages social play and group work

O

OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENT

  • Explore an extension of ideas about nature and the world around us

  • Opportunity to socialize

  • Opportunity to increase confidence in control and use of our body

  • Learn new gross motor skills

P

PLAYDOUGH

  • No set way to use dough – sense of achievement

  • Develop dramatic and creative play

  • Develop fine motor skills

  • Opportunity to learn about texture

  • Develop mathematical concepts such as;

    • colour,

    • big,

    • little,

    • half,

    • counting,

    • number recognition

  • Develop literacy concepts such as letter recognition

S

SCIENCE

  • Incorporate: Geology, biology, chemistry, physics, astrology, conservation

  • Opportunities for observation, research, inquiry, experimentation and exploration techniques.

  • Explore the natural, physical and material world

  • Develop a respect and responsibility for the environment

  • Generate and modify individual conclusions

  • Learn to use books, and other reference resources

C

CIRCLE TIME

  • A special time to bring us all together

  • Learn to be part of a group, listen to others, and to wait their turn

  • Develop language skills through singing, listening to stories, listening to others talk, and through sharing news

  • Develop confidence to speak in a group 

  • Develop an interest in the world through introducing new information

  • Learn about letters and written words through focus letters

  • Developing a delight in books and learning important pre-reading skills