The Dry Water approach to Early Years is fundamentally child centred and fosters curiosity, self esteem and individuallity.
We enable children to explore, experiment and express at their own pace according to their individual learning styles.
Creativity is at the heart of all learning expeiences.
We believe that children learn best when their individual imagination and interest is actively supported and appreciated.
We use a wide range of intelligent, high quality materials designed to prompt enquiry in the learner.
We work with the premise that there is “magic” and meaning everywhere and that each person is unique.
Our work has included:
Child centred learning using intelligent materials
Documentation using the Leuven Scale
“Every Child a Talker”
Outdoor Learning Environments/Forest School approach.
Creating and discovering environments.
Speaking and Listening
Expressive movement and music
Numeracy, rhythm and patterning
Child centred sorting/ classification strategies
Visual exploration in 2d and 3d forms.
Outdoor gallery and textiles / felt making, weaving etc
Environmental art using found materials
Kites and wind galleries
Fire pit - Damper making and outdoor cooking.
“I would recommend Dry Water to all settings. They have really increased the range of talking amongst the children. The children who are quiet in class really had the chance to open up. They not only enabled the children to speak but also boosted their confidence, vocabulary and emotionally helped them to express themselves. In fact the project with Dry Water contributed to their overall development ” Stanhope Primary