Learning Through Play - Key Stage 1

Learning Through Play - Key Stage 1

Play provides opportunities for children to experience learning in a meaningful and purposeful way. It is a means by which children can develop the skills and capabilities to be effective learners. Play provides a context for children to access the content of the curriculum.

Opportunities should be given to children to build on previous experiences and make connections in their learning in an enjoyable way. The environment should encourage children to develop positive dispositions and share ownership of their learning. The teacher should provide opportunities for the children to engage in effective learning within a safe and secure environment. This refl ects how children learn.

Related Stages

Areas of Learning

The Arts: Art and Design
The Arts: Drama
The Arts: Music