Sorry but this form will not work without cookies enabled. Please adjust your browser settings to enable cookies to continue. For more information on how to do this please see our.

EMERGENCY NOTICE
  • Ask us any question

    We can help with any query about your move abroad or just help put your mind at ease about schooling here

    Lesson

  • Inspiring and Passionate

    Our Teachers are all well qualified and highly experienced in what they do, they tend to stay with us for years too

    Drama

  • Making Student Leadership Count

    We give students the opportunities they need to lead

    C and G18

  • Taking Learning Beyond the Classroom

    "There is more in you than you think"

    Football 2018

  • We are Truly International

    With 60 nationalities represented at our school we are rich in cultural diversity

    y11 last day

  • Visit Our School

    Our friendly team will meet you at your convenience and take you on a tour of the school, the classes and introduce our people

    NAIS Pudong

  • Inside our school

    Keep up to date with our news and connect with each other

    primary meet and greet

  • Community Connections

    View our calendar and connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

    primary

  • Successful Students

    Students at our school are caring, respectful and understand what it takes to succeed.

    Secondary

ey newsletter

Message from Early Years

An architect by the name of Simon Nicholson developed the Theory of Loose Parts in the 1970’s. He believed that all children are creative and innovative and that this creativity and innovation should be nurtured in all. Loose parts are any material (natural or synthetic) that can be moved, rotated, stacked, sorted, combined, taken apart and re-assembled in endless ways.

loose parts

The magic of loose parts play is that children can and will use materials in multiple ways. It encourages independent and collaborative learning. Loose parts provide opportunities for children to explore their own creativity and innovation. They encourage children to design, plan, build and represent their learning in a variety of ways. Loose parts promote problem-solving and critical thinking. They encourage children to persevere and take risks. Loose parts play develops excellent motor control and provides opportunities for productive mathematical and literacy learning.

 

Here at NAIS Pudong, we provide the children with lots of exciting materials that create opportunities for the children to engage in open-ended play. Our Curiosity Corner is full of wonderful treasures for the children to explore. More recently, the children have been manipulating leaves, conkers, pinecones and other autumn treasures to create transient art, to support with their storytelling and for counting and exploring mathematical language such as size.