What does the curriculum look like in kindergarten/ early years ?
The children take part in Child initiated activities observed by adults in the setting and also have adult led activities.
What do the children learn?
There are 7 areas of learning in Early years;
3 prime areas which run through all aspects of the curriculum :
- Communication and language
- Physical development
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Other areas are;
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
Do they learn to read?
They have a daily phonics session which helps them to learn the individual sounds in the alphabet which will support them as they begin to read.
Do they have snack?
Yes you will need to provide 2 snacks per day for your child, they are encouraged to eat their healthy snack in the morning.
Do they play outside?
Everyday the children have outdoor time on the playground or sometimes in the forest to develop their curiosity skills as well as gross motor skills. There's also so many opportunities for them to develop their knowledge about the world in the outdoor area.
How will I know how my son/ daughter is doing?
In primary, this is the main way of communication between parents and teachers. Throughout the school day, teachers will upload pictures/videos of class progress and parents are welcome to contact teachers through this platform anytime during the school day.
Parents are encouraged to come to school for open mornings, in which they can partake in class with their son/daughter and observe class dynamics and your child's progress.