Early Years

Introduction

The Early Years Foundation Stage welcomes children aged 2 to 5 years.  We ensure that children starting school for the first time can enter a secure, settled and friendly environment where our experienced and specialised Early Years teachers provide them with the attention they need.  We believe every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.

Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates, so through our carefully structured and themed lessons, our youngest children are given the time and space to actively learn through a variety of fun and exciting experiences.  We lay the foundation for a smooth transition to the Primary School.

Curriculum

The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework from the UK is closely followed. The Letters and Sounds program takes children through Phase 1 to 5 in Foundation Stage 1 (Ages 3-4) and Foundation Stage 2 (Ages 4 -5). There are timetabled sessions for Physical Education, Swimming and Music which are taught by specialist teachers. In Foundation Stage 2, children begin to take reading books home twice a week; the reading scheme followed is Oxford Reading Tree. All children have a library session once a week, where they can choose a book to borrow.