By this time, children would have a greater repertoire of ideas and theories about the world around them and possess a higher level of competency in expressing their ideas in the hundred languages. The educators would then work together with them to further develop their ideas and theories by providing a climate where children are confident to ask questions, seek explanations and develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
As protagonists in their own learning, children take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process during learning experiences. Refined thinking and a deeper level of inquiry are encouraged through the expression of ideas in various forms.
The building up of knowledge and skills in relation to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) is fully supported as the children navigate their way through investigations, together with their teachers. There is a strong focus on metacognition as we proactively engage children in sharing and reflecting on their thought processes.
Mandarin learning experiences include group dialogues, debates, show-and-tell and symbolic languages (e.g. Language of Clay) to engage children in using Mandarin as a vehicle to discover the world around them and to enjoy the language in its own right.