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The IB framework for Early Years (part of the Primary Years Programme) focuses on developing children as inquirers through a play based learning environment.  We believe that our Early Years students should be in an environment where they can develop academically, socially and emotionally. The classrooms in our Early Years unit are carefully designed and resourced to enrich learning opportunities and to allow students to explore their surroundings and to become passionate about discovering new information and ideas.

The IB framework for Early Years (part of the Primary Years Programme) focuses on developing children as inquirers through a play based learning environment.  We believe that our Early Years students should be in an environment where they can develop academically, socially and emotionally. The classrooms in our Early Years unit are carefully designed and resourced to enrich learning opportunities and to allow students to explore their surroundings and to become passionate about discovering new information and ideas.

The early years of a child’s education are vital to their future success, setting foundations academically as well as personally and socially. We recognise that each child is unique and we personalise learning through careful observation and documentation of student progress. The Early Years students follow a play-based curriculum, acknowledging the social and emotional development that takes place when students participate in uninterrupted and purposeful play

Our students are constantly encouraged to be independent in their thinking, express themselves and their opinions confidently, become problem solvers and work collaboratively with each other.  All our students have opportunities to wonder, question, work as a team, experiment and play with different possibilities They are given choices and freedom to express their creativity, to think and develop problem solving skills. Through the curricular and co-curricular activities planned by our experienced and passionate team of teachers, we help our students to inquire, innovate and learn something new every day.

For instance, in the construction area, they investigate independently how high they can build a tower by using wooden blocks, in the mud kitchen how to cook a new recipe or in the small world play how to dress and look after their dolls.

These learning engagements enable children explore new ideas, initiate play without the interaction of an adult, improve social confidence and make friends easily. Well defined learning centers in the classroom develop maths and language skills and the students learn to work in small/large groups either facilitated by the teachers or independently.

The spacious and well planned outdoor areas, while building their motor skills, instill in our students the spirit of team work and the important values of sharing, caring and taking turns. Events like messy play day, field trips, sports day, and concerts allow all students to be themselves whilst building in them confidence and enabling them to be strong risk takers.

Our overall goal in the Early Years section is to cater to the individual needs of each child. We know that all children learn at different rates and hence we provide them with opportunities to develop at their own pace whilst challenging them to reach their full potential.  We believe in providing a holistic learning experience which promotes students’ social, emotional, cognitive and physical development and prepares them to take their next steps in their educational journey.