The importance of play at SKIP

SKIP follows an adapted UK Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum using a learning through play and thematic teaching approach.  Early years learning concentrates on 7 areas split between prime and specific areas of learning.

Prime areas of learning:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development

Specific areas of learning:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the world
  • Expressive arts and design

Teaching is often done through play, where children learn about subjects and other people through games.

For children in the early years of education PLAY, both indoors and outdoors, is a key way in which they learn.  Through PLAY, in a secure but challenging environment with effective adult support, children can:

  • Explore, develop and represent learning experiences that help them to make sense of the world
  • Practice and build up ideas, concepts and skills
  • Learn how to understand the need for rules
  • Take risks and make mistakes
  • Think creatively and imaginatively
  • Communicate with others as they investigate or solve problems