The Early Years Program is designed to support the learning of 3 to 5 year olds. It includes Pre-KG, KG and Nursery.
This program helps children develop the skills and attitudes they need to work towards early learning goals, through four main aims:
- To help children learn the subject knowledge, skills and understanding they need to become aware of the world around them.
- To help children develop the personal skills they need to take an active part in the world throughout their lives.
- To help children develop an international mind-set alongside their awareness of their own nationality.
- To deliver a curriculum in ways which take into account up-to-date research into how children learn and how they can be encouraged to be life-long learners
The learning of children aged four to five is described in four strands:
- Independence & Interdependence Children learn about
- taking others point of view
- their relationship with others
- expressing disagreement in appropriate ways
- positive attitude
- Communicating Children learn about
- using language skills in a variety of contexts
- exploring the use of numbers
- enjoying and using technology to represent thoughts and experiences
- being expressive through a variety of dance, drama and art
- Exploring Children learn about
- making decisions
- taking responsibility
- solving problems
- social relationships and concepts
- Healthy Learning Children learn about
- keeping healthy
- making choices
- coping with change
- expressing emotions
The learning strands are taught through units of work. There are sixteen units each based on a theme chosen to appeal to young children – Sand and Water, Animals, Patterns, Treasure – and each unit consists of a wide variety of activities. The organization of the teaching of these units is flexible and the units can be mixed and matched to respond to our local conditions.
Maths and Language are taught as separate subjects linking with other areas whenever appropriate.
LIBRARY CUM RESOURCE CENTRE
The School Library will open throughout the school day and will be a vibrant, busy and popular area of the school where students are able to study, work and read in an engaging environment.
All students are encouraged to use the wide range of exceptional and diverse resources available to them within the library for assistance and progress with their studies, as well as for leisure and general interest, and to enable them to develop their study skills.
As well as computers are linked to the internet with coloured printing ability, there are numerous tables and seating areas for individual and/or class use. There will be well stocked selection of resources to facilitate effective study and support wider reading.
All students are automatically members of the library and can borrow up to two resources at any one time for a maximum of two weeks. The library stocks a variety of resources for all levels and abilities, including;
- Modern fiction, classic novels, graphic and Manga novels, short stories, poetry, plays and autobiographies.
- Information books covering subjects such as cookery, art, geography, history, sciences, sports and religion.
- Reference books including encyclopaedias, English and foreign language dictionaries and atlas guides (please note, most reference books are for use within the library only and are therefore not available for loan).