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NURSERY RECEPTION & FOUNDATION STAGE
Our program for these stages is a fast moving introduction to the fascinating world of investigating, discovering, and learning -- an introduction to the many facets of communicating through words and actions, songs, rhythms, play, and art. Children develop fine and gross motor skills, visual perception, and social skills. Reading readiness is a goal, where phonics is introduced through games and hands-on experiences. Our curriculum also includes special areas of study such as physical education, music, science, art, computer and library.
Free play is an important part of the curriculum. Though our program for kindergarten is very academically oriented, the class atmosphere is relaxed and void of pressure. Children begin personalized instruction in phonics and progress into leveled readers. While the primary emphasis is in the areas of language arts and math, science and social studies are included in the kindergarten curriculum, along with art, physical education, music, computer and library classes.
We used several research-based curriculum models and combined its best elements to fit the need of our students in these two stages. Some of these are:
A. Creative Curriculum
A. Focuses on ten interest areas or activities in the program environment: blocks, house corner, table toys, art, sand and water, library corner, music and movement, and the outdoors.
A. Based on the idea that children teach themselves through their own experiences.
areas: development of the senses, conceptual or academic development, competence in practical life activities, and character development.
C. Theme-Based Model
A. A theme is an idea or topic that a teacher and children can explore in many different ways.
environment or shared experiences.
The curriculums that we follow in the Early Years give emphasis on the areas of learning that are divided into six (6):
· Personal, social and emotional development
Encouraging confidence and independence, and to show
appropriate respect for themselves, others and the
· Communication language and literacy
· Knowledge and understanding of the world around them
· Physical development
· Creative development
Teachers play a very important role in making learning fun and interesting for children in these stages to fulfill the early learning goals. They plan activities to excite and stimulate the children’s learning and enjoyment at school. The children are immersed in all areas of the curriculum through structured play and focused individual, group and whole class sessions.
KEY STAGE 1
Key Stage 1 (KS1) is a friendly and lively department for children in Year 1 and Year 2. Every day is a busy day for children in Key Stage 1.
This is also a stage where paper-based, written activities are balanced with practical, active learning and problem solving. Children are learning the symbols for transferring their developing understanding of the world onto paper and they are beginning to write and manipulate numbers. By the time children leave Stage 1, they should be able to read and write their first sentences.
KEY STAGE 2
Key Stage Two is a vibrant, exciting place where a feeling of openness and enjoyment of learning is very evident. In this stage, we expect the children to be happier to come to school and to be genuinely excited by what they will learn and by their achievements. We instill in the minds of our pupils that they should take pride in sharing their achievements with others and a good work ethic should always be practiced.
We are fortunate to have a committed team of excellent teachers who are licensed and experienced in reflecting awareness and range of teaching styles.
KEY STAGE 3
As well as continuing to focus on developing academic excellence, we also stress the importance of the acquisition of emotional intelligences during this challenging transitory stage. Students will now begin to formally engage in self-reflection and measure their progress with regard to acquiring the attributes embodied in the learner’s profile.
KEY STAGE 4
Key Stage 4 programme is intended to build from the skills and experience gained at Primary level to develop young people ready to become citizens of the world – young people with initiative, a cosmopolitan perspective, and a sense of social responsibility. The transition to Key Stage 4 is a great challenge, involving the student in much more independence and responsibility for personal organization. It is a challenge which students enjoy as their skills develop. The programme will give them every opportunity to develop potential to the full and to achieve the highest possible level of educational qualifications before proceeding to universities around the world.
Furthermore, the Key Stage 4 academic programme offers breadth, depth and variety. The programme builds opportunity and develops its students by involving them in a range of activities beyond the academic curriculum. A wide range of creative activities are made available – art, music, drama, dance, sports of many kinds, debating and public speaking. Students are also encouraged to develop their skills with Information Technology for communication, research and presentation.
Computer (FS - Yr1)
Geography (Yr. 1)
Music & Arts
Key Stage 1 – Key Stage 3
Civics & Culture
Foreign Language (Gr. 4)
Key Stage 4
Reproductive Health Education (Yr 10)
Math Elective (Yrs. 10 & 11)
Business Subjects (Yr 11)
Careers Education (Yr 11)
Citizenship (Yr 11)