International Early Years Curriculum

For students aged 2-5, we follow the International Early Years Curriculum, enhanced by daily Montessori classes.

Learning Principles

The IEYC is designed around eight learning principles, that we consider essential to children’s learning and development.

  1. The earliest years of life are important in their own right.
  2. Children should be supported to learn and develop at their own unique pace.
  3. Play is an essential aspect of all children’s learning and development.
  4. Learning happens when developmentally-appropriate, teacher-scaffolded and child initiated experiences harness children’s natural curiosity in an enabling environment.
  5. Independent and interdependent learning experiences create a context for personal development and are the foundation of international mindedness.
  6. Knowledge and skills development lead to an increasing sense of understanding when children are provided with opportunities to explore and express their ideas in multiple ways.
  7. Ongoing assessment, in the form of evaluation and reflection, is effective when it involves a learning-link with the home.
  8. Learning should be motivating, engaging and fun, opening up a world of wonder for children where personal interests can flourish.

 

Learning Strands

The IEYC is built around four Learning Strands that underpin all learning and development:

1. Independence and interdependence

2 .Communicating

3. Enquiring

4 .Healthy living and physical wellbeing

Each unit of learning links all four of these Learning Strands to relevant and engaging activities that can be adapted and extended to meet individual needs.

Units of Learning

Units currently include topics such as: To The Rescue!, This is Me, The Brilliant Bug Ball, Weather Wonders, Dinosaur Detectives, Ocean Treasure, Once Upon a Time and Animal Rescuers.

The units are based around exciting themes aimed to capture children’s natural curiosity.

Winter camp

This year we will be offering an exhilarating theme related to Winter Camp, Week 1 will have a Winter Theme, Week 2 a Christmas Theme including a visit from Santa and Week 3 will focus on New Year Around the World and Tet. Children will learn about each of these things through a wide  of activities such as research on the Internet and in the library, science experiments such as how to make ice and snow, cooking theme related items, such as marshmallow snowmen, and theme related art and craft such as making igloos form polystyrene and beautifully decorated snowflakes. Seasonal team games and related stories and drama will also enrich the children’s experience of these special and heartwarming holidays.

After School Clubs

We are extremely excited about launching our exciting programme on Saturday mornings from 9 am to 12 pm. Children will enjoy a range of fun activities, each session lasting 45 minutes. They will have the opportunity to try out 4 sessions each Saturday morning.

Mini Master Chef Class, Little Einstein Science Class, Team building Baseball session and our Arty Crafty course are some of the activities we have planned to develop their creative ability.

These sessions will be held every fortnight, with a different set of activities on alternate weeks, including Mini Olympics, Performing Art, Storytelling and well-loved games. These activities will be suitable for children aged 3  upwards.


Extra Curricular


After School Clubs

Currently we are planning a range of exciting programmes on a Saturday morning from 9 am to 12 pm. Children will enjoy a range of fun activities, each session lasting 45 minutes. They will have the opportunity to try out 4 sessions each Saturday morning, one of the sessions being our Mini Master Chef Class, another our Little Einstein Science Class, our team building Baseball session and our Arty Crafty course to develop their creative ability. These sessions will be held every fortnight, with a different set of programmes on alternate weeks, including Mini Olympics, Performing Art, Story Telling and well-loved games. These programmes will be suitable for all ages from age 3 upwards.

From August 2020 we will also be offering a range of After School Clubs from Monday to Friday.

Summer Camp

Each year we offer a dynamic 4-week Summer Camp programme. This year we will be offering the following exciting themes:  Pirates and Sea Travel, Planets and Spaceships,

Exercise and Healthy Living and Caring for Others. Built into each of these 4 week programes will be theme related art and craft, cookery, sport and team games, drama, storytelling and science experiments. There will also be an hour of academics each day for children to acquire or consolidate their learning of letter or number recognition, reading or calculation abilities and to expand their vocabulary etc. These sessions will also be taught in a fun and contextualized context.

The Summer Camp will run from Monday 6th of July to Friday 31st.

Winter Camp

This year we will be offering an exhilarating theme related Winter Camp, Week 1 will have a Winter Theme, Week 2 a Christmas Theme including a visit from Santa and Week 3 will focus on New Year Around the World and Tet. Children will learn about each of these things through a wide rand of activities such as research on the Internet and in the library, science experiments such as how to make ice and snow, cooking theme related items, such as marshmallow snow men, and theme related art and craft such as making igloos form polystyrene and beautifully decorated snowflakes. Seasonal team games and related stories and drama will also enrich the children’s experience of these special and heartwarming holidays.

Winter Camp will be held from Monday 16th December to Friday 3rd January.

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