Published on June 14, 2023
Meet Lindelani, a Kindergarten student who loves to make friends and spread kindness wherever she goes. She is a curious learner who enjoys exploring the world around her and learning new things every day. Lindelani feels lucky to have a caring teacher who creates a safe and supportive environment for her to grow and thrive. Her favourite activity in Kindergarten is math play, where she loves to use her problem-solving skills and creativity to solve puzzles and build things. She has already mastered basic addition like five plus five is ten.
In Kindergarten classrooms, play-based learning is especially beneficial for mathematical learning. Not only does it allow students to experiment and explore mathematical concepts, it also helps them to develop connections and build upon their understanding. During these lessons, our teachers act as co-constructors, supporting and challenging students as they engage in activities that promote critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration.
Lindelani’s experience in Kindergarten is a great example of how the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) and enquiry-based learning can benefit young students. The PYP focuses on developing the
whole child and encourages students to become active, compassionate, and lifelong learners. Enquiry-based learning promotes critical thinking and problem-solving skills by encouraging students to ask questions, investigate, and explore.
With this approach, Lindelani and other students are encouraged to become curious, independent learners who enjoy learning and have a solid foundation for their future studies. Lindelani is looking forward to an exciting Term 2 filled with opportunities to expand her knowledge in any way possible. With her eagerness to learn and explore, there is no doubt that she will make the most of her time in Kindergarten and emerge with a love for learning and mathematics that will stay with her for years to come.