Inquiry is a key pedagogical approach at BMH, aiding the development of children’s critical thinking and problem solving skills. In our Pre School, we believe that inquiry is a critical building block in the process of learning. Inquiry places emphasis on the development of inquiry skills and attitudes that will enable individuals to continue the quest for knowledge as one gets older and throughout life.
K2 are learning all about transportation for their first Inquiry Unit of the year.Let's go into their classrooms and see how these children are doing with their inquiry!
Whoosh！We were flying high!
How did the K2 kids get to "ride" the plane at BMH? And what were their new experiences on the plane? Follow the children on this journey of discovery!
Each child was given a ticket when they entered the classroom on Monday morning; they had to think about what the ticket was for and why they had been given a ticket .
The children shared lots of ideas with their teachers about where they thought we were going and how we would get there. Would we be traveling on a train , a boat or perhaps in a car?
Teachers led the children, ready with their tickets, downstairs to the Atrium where the airplane and pilot were waiting for us!
The children handed over their tickets and found their seats. We carefully listened to the safety announcement before fastening our seatbelts; we were ready for take off!
The children enjoyed their refreshments as we soared through the sky, enjoying the view as we flew through the sky. Finally, we landed safely back on land.
Back in the classroom, we shared our ideas and reflections on our airplane ride. The children shared ideas about where they thought we had travelled to, sharing ideas about what they needed for the airplane ride.
We then completed our KWL chart together, asking the children what they currently know about transport, and want they would like to find out over the course of the unit .
We can’t wait to explore the Inquiry Unit further and learn more about all different types of transportation.
Sometimes we think how cruel it would be if our children were to lose their curiosity and desire to explore a little as they grow up.
Get out of the classroom, use our senses, and get our own unique thinking in the experience. We hope that in this way, the children of BMH will extend their curiosity and longing a little bit, and a little bit more ......