Hampden Street School continues to ‘grow’ their Discovery Time programme…
“Discovery Time is a highlight of the Junior school week for teachers and parents. We now run 2 groups of 5 classes on Friday mornings. This is so that we can share the equipment we have more effectively.
We also have a couple of young male teacher aides who set up free games and activities on the courts. They encourage the children to be create and invent new activities with simple rules and guidelines.
At each session we meet in one room to talk about the Key Competency and children share with us what we will see and hear during the session based on the KC. A child from each class then shares what is on offer in that room for the day and at the end children go to the activity of their choice. They can move to another activity any time they like.
At the end of the session children return to own class where sharing and reflection based on the Key Competencies takes place.
Through D T we have found that the children’s oral language skills have improved and many have become quite articulate.
So thank you for introducing us to Discovery Time, it has become a very important part of out school programme.”