for children from 2 to 5
Progressive education from a young age.
International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) is a specially designed curriculum for developmental needs of 2 to 5 year old children. It captures children's natural curiosity and within the enabling environment, it balances both, children initiated play and teachers’ scaffolded provision. IEYC supports key areas of learning enquiry and play-based approaches, encompassing all curriculum including personal, social and emotional development (PSED).
Throughout the year, we follow IEYC Units of Learning. Each unit starts with an Entry Point - the entry point introduces the unit and has fun activities for children to capture their curiosity and interest for further learning within the unit theme. Throughout the unit, children learn about each theme through guided play-based activities. Each unit is completed with an Exit Point. Through the exit point the children reflect on what they have learned and what activities they have done. They talk about what they enjoyed the most before moving on to another exciting unit.
Example of an IEYC unit: Blast Off The Blast off unit is very popular among children! During the Entry Point a rocket lands in our classroom and leaves our new friends aliens behind - Moonbeemers. Together we build a small space station and start our blast off journey. During the unit, we get to learn about the universe, explore planets, space and spacecraft through interesting and fun stories and games. We even dress up and role-play as astronauts and aliens!
Knowledge and skills development lead to an increasing sense of understanding when children are provided with opportunities to explore and express their ideas in multiple ways. Learning at our preschool is motivating, engaging and fun, opening up a world of wonder for children where personal potential can flourish.
Jolly Phonics is an engaging way to teach children pre -reading and pre -writing skills using phonics. Phonics is the teaching of the sounds that letters make, rather than the names of letters that are taught in the alphabet, because it is the sounds that are useful for reading and writing, not the names. These sounds are taught in a systematic way, alongside all of the skills needed for being a fluent reader and writer in future. Jolly Phonics also teaches all of this in a fun and engaging way, through characters, stories, actions, songs and games! To read more about Jolly Phonics, clickhere.
ORT is a reading scheme which has been developed to help children learn to read from the age of 4. This scheme is used by a vast majority of preschools and schools in the UK and around the world.ORT includes popular characters and illustrations such as Biff, Chip and Kipper, Floppy, Wordless Stories and easy regular word books to capture children’s imagination and interest and help them develop their pre reading skills. It is an excellent way to practise the skills learned through the Jolly Phonics Programme..
Cambridge Primary ENGLISH promotes an enquiry-based approach, developing learners’ confidence, creativity and intellectual engagement. Learners develop English skills that they can apply to a range of different purposes and audiences in everyday situations and in study.
We teach English as a first language. Pupils that are only starting to learn English or need some additional support are allocated to our intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) programme.More about Cambridge Primary English
Cambridge Primary MATHEMATICS focuses on principles, patterns, systems, functions and relationships so that learners can apply their mathematical knowledge and develop a holistic understanding of the subject. Knowing your times tables facts without practical application and without developing alongside some good problem solving skills is not that helpful - in our school, we make sure our pupils know why they are learning it and how they can use the specific knowledge and skill.More about Cambridge Primary Maths
This subject develops the skills of research, analysis, evaluation, reflection, collaboration and communication. We focus on developing pupils’ transferable skills that will be essential for success in their other subjects, higher education and work life. Pupils work on ‘challenges’ throughout the year. These can include but are not limited to topics such as:
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For more information about each subject, please see here.