Transition is learning about growing and living things. We have looked at living and non-living things, and the life cycle of a flower, for example by reading online stories, sorting activities and art.
Early Years (Ages 2 to 5)
At Rome International School, we provide a safe, caring and nurturing environment. Our Early Years department follows the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, starting from age 3.
Our inquiry-driven approach fosters curiosity, a love of life-long learning and promotes children's social, emotional and personal growth.
The natural curiosity of children is a motivating source for learning. Play that is associated with academic learning is an act of ‘inquiry’. We believe inquiry connotes critical and reflective thinking that promotes the attainment of the intellectual capacity of every child.
As educators, it is essential that we allow children to play in order to allow them to learn in a manner that is natural and fun to them. The power of play as the engine of learning is a vital force for young children’s physical, social and emotional development.
Last week, the children in Transition started to inquire into loose parts. Loose parts are materials, which provide children with endless opportunities to create and expand their play skills. Exploring and playing with loose parts supports children's development in many ways.