Our programme is based on the British Curriculum, Foundation Stage, seven areas of learning and development:
- Personal, Social and Emotional
- Communication, Language
- Knowledge and Understanding of the World
- Maths Development
- Physical Development
- Creative Development
Although there are seven distinct areas of learning, in the Early Childhood classroom they become an integrated programme. Emphasis is on learning through play in environment carefully planned to encourage exploration, independence an social interaction. The programme is designed to encourage both child initiated and teacher facilitated activities.
Personal, Social and Emotional - opportunities for each child to become a valued member of the group and cummunitz so that self image and self-esteem are promoted.
Communication, Language and Literacy - invitations to talk and communicate with aduldts and other children. To extend their range of vocabulary. To listen carefully. To introduce pre-reading and pre-writing activities and take children into the Foundation Stages of literacy development.
Bilingual Learning - opportunities for natural immersion in languages with native speakers.
Knowledge and Understanding of the World - opportunities to solve problems, make decisions, experiment and question. To explore and find out about their environment and the people and places significant in their lives.
Maths Development - opportunities to explore maths concepts of number, pattern, measurement, shape, space, addition, subtraction and classification.
Physical Development - opportunities to develop and practise their physical skills. Willingness to take risks in safe environment. Increased understanding of how their bodies work and what they need to do to be healthy and safe.
Creative Development - opportunities to share their ideas and feelings through a variety of activities, including art, technology, movement, dance, drama and role play.