Our last Unit of Inquiry for this year is Life Under the Sea. This unit is always plenty of fun and a perfect ending to the year.
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.
In Kindergarten we are immersed in spring and have been exploring it in many different
ways. We walked around the school to observe the differences in nature: trees and plants, colours, smells and sounds.
This week we are continuing our exploration of plants: what they need and their importance in people's lives. We have spent our time making inquiries about what bean plants need to grow and making changes to their environment as we noticed they needed more space, soil, water and sunlight to thrive.
Nursery children are discovering many different
forms of transport through games, crafts, stories, songs and role play activities.
Our Unit of Inquiry in Transition is about how all living things go through a process of change. We are inquiring into the interaction between the natural world and human societies.