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Observing and making connections to previous experience

Malta, 6-7 year olds

The teacher allowed the children space and time to work freely in groups and explore their environment as they saw fit. This freedom resulted in the children engaging in discussions where they were spontaneously questioning and discussing their surroundings. The children observed different minibeasts and were very interested, engaged and motivated to record and discuss their observations.

They demonstrated creative dispositions in their curiosity, in raising their own questions and in making connections with previous experiences:

  • See what this is... 
  • That is a was a caterpillar once.
  • Yes we had one in our turns into a butterfly.
  • Look how it is stuck to the tree. Will it fall?
  • How long do they take to become a butterfly?

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